Landrace Community Garden will expand to help get people back to public spaces safely

Government of Canada is fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they recover from the effects of COVID-19

June 25, 2022 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities thrive when they have community-based public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, announced an investment of $9,827 through the Community Revitalization Fund of Canada (CRCF) for the Landrace Community Garden Society during of the second annual opening of the community garden to celebrate. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages ​​and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This support will help the non-profit organization add a greenhouse and gazebo to its community garden. The greenhouse will extend the growing season, helping to produce more free, fresh local produce for community members and providing additional opportunities for volunteer involvement. The gazebo will provide a shaded outdoor gathering space for the enjoyment of people of all ages.

The CRFC was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to regional development agencies (RDAs) across Canada to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This will stimulate local economies, create jobs and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

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