Picton Community Gardens Secures a Grant; Spring Meeting NOW May 2nd


The County Foundation’s Vital Signs Food Security Working Group project, Picton Community Gardens, will hold their annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday May 2nd, at 7 pm at the Picton Town Hall (corner of Ross and King Streets). The meeting is open to all, as is the Food Not Bombs dinner which starts on the same day at 5:30 pm in the same location. Why not attend both events and enjoy dinner and community companionship in pursuit of the worthy cause of dealing with Food Security in our County? Come and sign up for your garden plot, or volunteer your help, or both.

The Picton Community Gardens recently successfully applied for a $1,200 grant from the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Healthy Kids Challenge, to build a fence around the gardens to deter four legged and two legged pilfering. Materials have been ordered and construction will begin imminently.

The Gardens is planning their planting day for the end of May, with the exact date still to be determined. Spring has officially arrived, and its time to think about planting!