Abbotsford Community Services’ (ACS) Garden Project is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday by inviting residents to help plant their new gazebo featuring a soon-to-be “green” roof.
The Garden Project is Abbotsford’s first urban farm situated on what was, until recently, an unused gravel lot in the Historic Downtown core.
The green-roofed gazebo was made possible by a grant from the federal government’s Canada 150 Fund.
A green roof, or living roof, is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation, planted over a waterproofing membrane.
The roof on the gazebo will provide shade, keep pollinators in the city, and bring a beautiful green space to the urban area.
Free planting parties take place on July 20 and 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, July 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2408 Montvue Ave.
No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided. The only thing needed are closed-toed shoes to wear at this working farm site.
The Garden Project is a partnership between ACS, which owns the land, and Day 1 Urban Farm.
Urban agriculture is a growing global trend which not only provides fresh, locally grown produce, but a place for people to learn more about the source of their food.