admin by Team Wayblaze | 1 May 2017
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Yates Street Community Garden in Victoria


A group of residents in Victoria, called the Urban Liveability Committee, came up with the idea to build a community garden to serve the residents of Downtown Victoria.    The biggest challenge was finding a site for the garden.  With the involvement of a number of organizations, including the City of Victoria “Growing in the City” initiative, a site was secured at 1027 Yates Street in the spring of 2016.  In the summer of 2016, 50 above-ground garden boxes were constructed.  In November, the City provided a water supply line to the site so that the plantings could begin.  This is a great example of how a group of engaged citizens with no official mandate can create positive change in their community.

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