Gardening while we wait for new RCMP detachment
A sod will finally be turned at the site of the Comox Valley's new RCMP detachment; Not to start building the detachment, but to create a community garden.
Local homelessness action group Dawn to Dawn has won a grant to help establish a garden to help feed the homeless and disadvantaged in the Comox Valley.
"A preferred location for us would be the site held by the City of Courtenay for the future RCMP station," wrote D2D director Tom Grant, crediting its proximity to St. Georges United Church and the soup kitchen.
Courtenay councillors expressed some concern that the community garden might be neglected, but gave it unanimous support in the end.
"We seem to do a lot of talking in here and not a whole lot of feet hitting the pavement," said Councillor Bill Anglin. "This is one thing we could do."
"We understand that construction is not planned for the immediate future byt may occur at some point and we would vacate the property at the request of the City," Grant assured.
"A lot of times when you get these little projects going, it really builds up people's self-esteem when they can get involved in a project and really get something going in their life," said Grant. "We're going to start immediately doing some planning and site preparation... hopefully when the growing season begins we'll be ready to get underway."
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