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The City of New Westminster announces Community Garden in Ryall Park, in partnership with the Province, GROWcery Food Network Society, and the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association

The Province’s Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction provided more than $320,000 for the project through WorkBC’s Community and Employer Partnerships, which aims to increase employment opportunities to unemployed British Columbians through partnerships and innovative projects. 

 “I strongly believe in community programs like this that provide work skills to our vulnerable populations while connecting them to their community,” said Mayor Jonathan X. Coté. “Thank you to the Province for investing in our community, and also to our community partners for providing guidance to our participants and ensuring the garden is a success in growing food and cultivating relationships.”

Read the full media release.

Date posted:July 12, 2021