Landrace Community Garden will expand to help bring people back to public spaces safely

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

June 25, 2022 · Dartmouth, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Darren Fisher, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, announced an investment of $9,827 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Landrace Community Garden Society during the community garden’s second annual garden opening party. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This support will help the non-profit organization add a greenhouse and gazebo to its community garden. The greenhouse will extend the growing season, helping to produce more fresh, free local produce for community members and provide additional opportunities for volunteer involvement. The gazebo will offer a shaded outdoor gathering space for people of all ages to enjoy.

The CCRF was launched in June, 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

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