Roy Ries of the Shepody Food Bank is pictured receiving a donation from Gordan Rattray, left, and Lanah Rattray, right. Lanah and Gordon Rattray are, respectively, Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of Winston Churchill Chapter in Riverside-Albert.
With spring finally here, many of us have been itching to get outside and gardening in the nice fresh air. Well, wait no more, because there is going to be a NEW Community Garden opening this week, right here in Riverside Albert! Foods of the Fundy Valley, Forest Dale Home and the Shepody Food Bank have all partnered to build our very own shared garden.
Forest Dale has graciously provided the space, water and other support for the garden and will have one of the plots to grow food for the home and as an outdoor activity space for the seniors, staff, volunteers, and family who come to visit their loved ones. The Shepody Food Bank generously helped by writing a successful grant to fund the building of the garden and will also have their own plot for anyone in the community to come and care for, and eat freely from, bringing any extra produce back to the Food Bank for the families and other people that they serve. Foods of the Fundy Valley is providing Elizabeth Gorman’s Program Coordinator time to organize the build and the running of the garden this season.
Each plot will measure approximately 10ft x 10ft. Out of these 10 plots, there will be 8 available for anyone who would like to rent one for the year. Our vision for the garden is for it to be a space where people can have fun gardening together - with the soil already tilled and ready to go, tools provided, and workshops throughout the summer and fall season. We also see it as becoming a beautiful green resting and gathering space for anyone who would like to just simply spend time in the garden relaxing, maybe taking a break from work or life in general, and as a space for others to host events and gather.
If you or someone you know is interested in signing up for a plot, please visit or call Mindy Holmstrom at the Forest Dale Nursing Home, 882-3015 or contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 875-5841. The only cost is a yearly fee of 15$ (or pay what you can) to help cover future costs for soil amendments, etc., in 2017.
A Book Launch, Albert County Appreciation Day & Touch Tank! Sunday, May the 24th, 2015, is shaping up to be an amazing day at The Hopewell Rocks.
For over ten years, The Rocks has been partnering with The Shepody Food Bank to bring you Albert County Appreciation Days. For a donation of a food item or cash, park admission fees are waived for the day; giving you full access to the park grounds and activities. Since 2007, proceeds from these park days have generated approximately one third of the Shepody Food Bank’s annual budget and continue to serve as a crucial part of their ability to service the community.