Sporting rain gear and covered in mud, North End Dartmouth has come together in the rain for the creation of a community farm.
The Community Farm Fundraiser marks the beginning of an ambitious three-year plan for the 20,000 square foot field just outside the Community Food Centre’s commercial kitchen dining room and program space at 6 Primrose St. in Dartmouth North. “Community Food Centres are designed to offer the community a place where they can grow, cook and share food together. This is the beginning of a multi-year farm plan that will provide field to table opportunities for individuals and families living in Dartmouth North,” said Deborah Dickey, manager of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. The Farm Fundraiser, which takes place from 10am to 2pm, will make more than 20 community garden plots available to Dartmouth North residents. Experienced gardeners will be matched with newbies so skills can be shared and connections made. Produce from the greenhouse and farm beds will be used by the food centre in its weekly family suppers, community meals and other programming. A secret garden will be built over time for children to enjoy and the centre hopes to launch a new Seed to Skillet program aimed at youth this summer.