What is the Community Garden project?
The Social Harvest Community Garden aims to help and foster a space where individuals, families and groups may grow nutritious, organic vegetables and fruit that will both help feed those families experiencing food insecurity as well as contribute to the on-site food bank. The community garden project also has at its heart the idea of developing and nurturing social ties through outreach and educational purposes in the context of growing and using locally and personally grown produce. Thus we aim to have a welcoming outdoor space where community members of all abilities can focus on sustainable organic gardening, learning, and sharing. Furthermore, our hope is this space will provide the support for community members to garden and grow together with a shared vision and cultivate the rewards of organic food gardening and furthering community ties.
Read about our board members bellow
GENERAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
Burcu is in charge of general operations for our community garden. Her responsibilities include running registration, working with stakeholders, coordinating with members, and maintaining waitlists. She has worked as a coordinator for many workshops and learning events including large festivals. She is very interested in the local community and is looking forward to responding to the needs of those in the garden. The experience that Burcu brings will be vital to our community garden and we will be a great addition to the board.
GARDEN OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
Michelle will have the position of garden operations in our board. Responsible for maintaining common areas, providing technical support, and ensuring organic practices. Michelle is extremely qualified as she has a Honours degree for the Horticultural industries program at Algonquin college. During her time in this program Michelle ran a weekly food market that was open to the public. Her values perfectly aligns with what we are trying to do with our community garden and we believe Michelle is a perfect fit for our board.
BOARD SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
Nicole has a supporting role on the board and assists the other members with whatever they need. With over 20 years of gardening under her belt Nicole brings so much valuable experience to our board. Nicole’s love of gardening and desire to help more in the community make her the perfect fit for this position.
OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE
Jennifer is the head of outreach and communications on the board. She is the face of the project, in charge of public communication, answering questions, running social media, and organizing workshops. Jennifer’s eduction in the Horticultural Technician program at Algonquin College paired with a certificate of Organic Master Gardener from Gaia College in BC make her a great asset to the team.