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Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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The City of Windsor is looking to Windsorites for their thoughts on the proposed Community Gardens on Municipal Property Policy.

The new policy proactively recommends certain City of Windsor parks for community gardens. In addition, it provides a streamlined application process for community organizations to apply to operate a community garden on municipal property.

The city says that a need for this new policy came from a growing demand for community gardens in Windsor. There are currently over ten community gardens in Windsor with three occurring on City of Windsor property. Those are the Ford City, Bruce Park and Derwent Park Community Gardens.

A Community Garden is defined as a single or common plot of land or land subdivided into individual plots for the growing of fruits, vegetables or flowers collectively by a group of people primarily for non-commercial purposes.

The proposed policy can be viewed at www.windsorenvironmentalmasterplan.ca and organizers welcome comments by email to [email protected] by Wednesday September 24th 2014.

In addition, there will also be an opportunity to submit comments at an Open House to be held on Thursday August 28th at Ford City Community Garden, located at 970 Drouillard Road from 6pm to 8pm. If it’s raining, the open house will be in the New Song Church which can be found at 993 Drouillard Road.

Public comments on the draft policy will also be accepted at the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market from 8am to 1pm on Saturday August 30th.

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