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City seeks input on Skov Park community garden spot

Online survey seeks feedback on proposed location, intent to use it
City officials are seeking input on a proposed community garden at Skov Park in the east end.

A community garden may be on the way to an east end park, with city officials asking for public input.

Two options are being considered for the location of a proposed garden at Skov Park, on the northwest corner of Victoria and Eramosa roads. One spot sits just off Eramosa, inside the park’s treeline. The other is situated behind a set of tennis courts.

“The Skov Park community garden would be used by volunteers to grow and harvest vegetables, culinary herbs, pollinator-friendly plants and may include some small fruiting shrubs,” explains a post on the city’s website.

“Community gardens are vibrant spaces that not only offer an opportunity for residents to engage in providing a local food source, but also foster a sense of community and connection with nature. They also promote biodiversity by providing additional habitat for wildlife like insects and birds.”

To gather feedback, the city is hosting an online survey that’ll remain open through Feb. 28.

Among other things, the survey will be used to gauge public interest in having a community garden at that park, preference between the two in-park locations, and overall interest in participation.



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