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One Great City – Community Gardening in Winnipeg

Mai 1, 2011
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The City of Winnipeg, Canada actively supports the development of community gardens. Community gardens are defined as: “an open space that a group of citizens voluntarily manage where horticultural activities are practiced“. They have adopted this policy to foster healthy communities and the improvement of the quality of life, e.g. through lower crime rates, food security and neighborhood stabilization and want the people to actively engage to participate in the future development of the city.

The city provides the community groups with suitable plots and groups can apply for them. This works like a project application. The group has to prove the endorsement by the community and develop a site plan. The application has then to be submitted and if the group is successful they can sign a lease agreement.

Individual garden plots are available as well and can be rented for a seasonal seasonal fee. The permits have to be renewed every year and it is encouraged that excess produce is donated to local food banks or community kitchens.

I think this is pretty remarkable. You can find out more here.

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