Volunteers spent the day Sunday turning the area outside the Big Yellow Merville Hall into a community garden. Photo supplied.

Merville community garden taking shape

Submitted to Black Press

Though the Big Yellow Merville Hall has been closed for the past couple of months due to the COVID-19 restrictions, outside the hall things are rocketing along.

In the large, fenced, community garden, industrious workers have created the first two 20’ x 20’ plots to be used for garden planting. On Sunday, seven amateur gardeners, under the able guidance of Xander the Green, dug in and filled the nutrient-rich earth with hundreds of plants. A rudimentary watering system was set up and the fencing was secured to keep the wildlife at bay.

“This Victory Garden will be the talk of the hamlet when the produce starts rolling in,” said Craig Freeman

Anyone is invited to participate in the ongoing plot building, plantings and harvesting. Additional 20’ x 20’ plots will be created. This is a community garden to be used by the community. For more information please contact Freeman at 250-339-4249.

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