Michele Ihas and Glenn Olleck help create a new garden plot at the Earth Matters community garden on Baker Street at Hendryx Street.

Digging into community gardening in Nelson

Earth Matters organized a work party of volunteers to clean up a community garden on Baker Street.

Volunteers got their hands dirty restoring an overgrown community garden on Baker Street.

The garden, located across from the Bite Fresh Food truck on at Baker and Hendryx streets, was overgrown with weeds.

Earth Matters organized a work party of volunteers to clean it up. About six people cleared out garden beds and planted flowers, berries and culinary herbs.

A path, which later this year will be made wheelchair accessible, was cleared to allow people to walk through the garden.

Community garden co-ordinator with Earth Matters Cali Olleck said the public is welcome to visit the garden anytime to relax and enjoy it’s bounty.

“People are welcome to harvest the culinary herbs and berries in moderation,” she said. “It’s here for everyone to enjoy.”

Earth Matters will be hosting another work party Tuesday, June 19, as well as monthly throughout the summer. For details email earthmatters@nelsoncares.ca

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