The E3 Community Services Garden has come a long way since its inception last year! Our hardworking garden crew has already had many beautiful and busy days at the garden. They started by planting the tomatoes, peppers, snow peas, corn, onions, beets, carrots, and potatoes, and just when they thought they were finished, they received another donation of potato seedlings, so they dug a few more rows! There are now 25 rows, and each row is about 20 feet long, so we’re looking forward to enjoying homegrown potatoes in the fall! The E3 garden and the plots at a few of the homes give the people we support the opportunity for employment training, participation in something that promotes health and wellness, to learn about the growth of food, to be active, as well as have the pleasure of seeing their work evolve into creating the food they will be eating! Thanks to some rain and a lot of sun, potatoes, squash, and cantaloupes are already starting to pop up! Thank you to Simcoe County Waste Management for their generous donation of compost and mulch and everyone who has helped us by donating seeds and other supplies. We can’t wait for our friends and family to enjoy this fresh, farm-to-table produce very soon. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram!

SUBMITTED BY MEGHAN HARWOOD, E3 COMMUNITY SERVICES INC.