"Canada 150 is a defining moment in the history of our people and the Albert County Historical Society has found a home grown way to celebrate!," said Alaina Lockhart.
"Through the Growing Together project, Canadians of all ages will share their stories about their family gardens and the foods they have enjoyed for generations. Our gardening traditions offer such a unique perspective on our local culture; one we should be proud to share during this year of celebrations.” (Image of Alaina Lockhart provided by David Christie.)
In 2017, we will bring the stories of these cultures alive as we create a historical garden at the Albert County Museum in Hopewell Cape, NB. The garden will include plants with historical significance for the Maritimes and particularly Albert County.
The project began in late fall of 2016 and will continue until March 2018. Growing Together is a joint project between the Albert County Historical Society at the Albert County Museum and Groupe de développement durable du Pays de Cocagne (the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group) at le Musée des Pionniers de Grande-Digue.
Many exciting events are planned. Check out the Connecting Albert County Calendar to keep informed. If you have seeds or stories to share, if you would like to volunteer, or if you want more details, please contact the project coordinator, Janet Wallace, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See related stories at www.connectingalbertcounty.org/food-farming--fishing/seeking-seeds-and-stories and www.connectingalbertcounty.org/food-farming--fishing/celebrating-canadian-culture-in-food-seeds