Bell Manor Community Garden
About our Garden: The Stonegate Community Health Centre supports a local community garden in Bell Manor Park. The community garden which is part of the health centre’s Food Access Program addresses the following :
- The lack of space for growing food in this lower income neighbourhood where most residents live in apartments.
- An alterative food source for gardeners.
- Access to social interaction and engagement in community activities.
- Enables gardeners to connect with the many other cultural and family associations of growing food.
Bell Manor Community Garden gives local residents the chance to work their own small plot of land and grow their own fruits, herbs, vegetables and flowers, in a safe and secure community setting. Gardeners keep their plots from year to year, but vacancies do come up. At present the garden holds close to 50 community gardeners.