PCA Garden Awarded $17,000 Grant for Food Forest

Money grows on trees in the Garden!

IMG_0214Big, big news out of the Parkdale Garden, as the group has been awarded a major $17,000 grant for trees, education and irrigation throughout the site. The Garden is one of only 13 projects in Canada awarded a $17,000 grant as part of the 2016 TD Green Streets program.

Chosen from more than 140 applications, the PCA’s Food Forest initiative was chosen by Tree Canada and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation from more than 140 applications. The projects are spread across Canada, from B.C. to the Maritimes.

The Garden will create 17 new tree groups, with support plants placed around a primary tree, along with a shelter belt featuring hundreds of berry bushes and fruit and nut trees.

The funding will also help pay for training and for irrigation infrastructure throughout the main forest areas, a welcome addition for the long-term sustainability of the project – and the backs and wrists of everyone who hand-watered the beds from last year.

Huge kudos to Audrey Smith for her hard work getting the grant application completed and compelling.

Check out the featured article in the Calgary Herald.

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