Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Global Roots Garden

This sign is located at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in the open-air Barn 5 which I had mentioned a few weeks ago. Part of the barns are occupied by the Stop Community Food Centre's green house and also this area of ethnically diverse garden plots. There were 7 Global Roots plots this year including Chinese, Somalian, and Polish and each plot was tended by senior citizens and youths who would work together on the gardens and then cook together. As well as the social aspects of the garden they also demonstrated how much food could be grown in a small plot and actually provided food for the meals program run by The Stop. More info on the gardens and Stop here.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click here for more signs.

19 comments:

Pat said...

What a wonderful idea! I like the idea of seniors and young people working together. Seniors can share their expertise, and the youth can keep the seniors young.

VioletSky said...

a wonderful idea. I especially like that they continue through with cooking together with the fruits of their labour.

Marleen said...

A great idea! Neat sign, too.

Linda said...

There must be fascinating national differences in what is grown. I'd love to know.

Eyeliquor said...

That's the way :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a fabulous idea! I LOVE this!

Lowell said...

That is really cool - global roots. I love it! What a great way for people to extend their knowledge of other peoples and their foods!

We're happy tOday!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

What an amazing and wonderful idea!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a fabulous program! Would love to see something like that here.

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Paul in Powell River said...

Terrific idea! We have a community garden here, but we're much to small for a program like this.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a very worthwhile project.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An interesting sign advertising the sharing of knowledge and skills! Great idea!

Andy said...

Good idea. Farm land is being gobbled up every day for urban sprawl.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love that all sorts of gardens going in and people taking more of an interest in their food.

EG CameraGirl said...

This is such a fantastic idea! I love that the workers are from such diverse ethnic and age groups too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant idea Pat, I love the idea that it brings young and old people together in such a positive way.

Ebie said...

It reminds me of the community garden. But this one is more of a wider range and involvement!

llandudnopictures said...

Great project!

NixBlog said...

What a great idea!