Tucked away in the Mt. Nelson Athletic Park near the tennis court and BMX track is the Mount Nelson Community Garden. This garden is a community garden that was conceived a couple of years ago and finally came to fruition this spring. The District of Invermere and Groundswell Community Greenhouse have come together to create a growing space on the school board property. There are 10 raised beds that are rented to Invermere residents and another 10 beds that were scraped together to help utilize the space and start to develop the rest of the area. It has been a complete growing success.
Since we are all thinking of food security these days it has become a growing example of just how little space one really needs to supply many of our favourite vegetables. Each 4 foot by 8 foot (1.2 metre by 2.4 metre) bed is brimming with vegetables, herbs and some flowers.
There are peas, beans, lettuce, beets, basil, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli to name just some of what is growing. There is also zucchini and winter squash and a crazy experiment growing potatoes in pots.
We have it going on and we would like to invite you to come by and talk and share gardening stories.
I would like to see this space grow and expand over the years. The way to make this happen is to put your name on a waiting list for a bed next year. If there is interest we could make it happen.
This garden couldn’t have happened without several dedicated volunteers who contributed both time and materials to make it happen.
Contact email@example.com or come by the Mt. Nelson Community Garden and find Sandra or Hannah.