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CHANGE Garden - Mahone Bay Community Garden Project

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What is the BE CHANGE Garden? 

We are starting a brand new community garden project in Mahone Bay, and we are reaching out to the community-at-large for support! 

We believe that good, local, fresh food is essential to a strong and vibrant community. This may seem like an obvious statement, but we know that nourishing, healthy food can be inaccessible to many. It’s time for a shift. 

In collaboration with the Biscuit Eater Cafe & Bookstore, and with support of the United Nations Association In Canada #GreenSpaces project, we are helping to shift these economic paradigms by converting private, unused land to food-producing public commons. In the coming weeks, we will be building a brand new community garden at the café, from the ground up. We recognize that we can’t do it alone, nor do we want to, so we are reaching out to our community for help!

Our mission with this project is to bring people together around food, to grow community resilience, and to provide education and inspiration towards a more sustainable future on the South Shore and beyond. There are many ways you can participate:

- Volunteers: We are building a team of volunteers to help us in the garden: moving soil, planting seeds, putting up posters, caring for growing seedlings, building fences and a greenhouse etc. Do you have skills and knowledge you want to contribute? We welcome your ideas! All ages welcome, especially youth, seniors and groups. 

- Donations (Financial & Supplies): This project requires everything from soil and compost, to seedlings and garden tools, to lumber, fencing, rocks and more. We have a detailed list of our needs that can be found here, and we are starting from scratch so any and every donation helps. We will gladly put your tools, supplies and dollars to very good use. 

A big way to help us is by spreading the word. Tell everyone in Mahone Bay and beyond about the #changegarden project! Join us every Saturday from 3-7PM June - September in the garden and at our weekly Saturday afternoon Mahone Bay Markets. 

We are super excited and look forward to seeing what we can all do together. Please reach out with any questions to garden@thebiscuiteater.com, or if you’d like to help out!