Sudbury

Community garden may start growing at Lo-Ellen Park school

A Sudbury high school is inviting the city to expand its community garden program on its property.
The City of Greater Sudbury is looking to see if there are enough people to maintain a proposed community garden at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School. File photo. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

A Sudbury high school is inviting the city to expand its community garden program on its property.

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School has asked the city to consider putting a pilot project garden on its green space that includes an outdoor rink — when it's not in use.

Sudbury’s community development co-ordinator reports a decision on the pilot project will be made soon.

“That would mean that we would start looking for potential funding or working on a plan to phase it in, in terms of when would be our start date, who's going to build the materials, [and] how we're partnering with the school,” Barb McDougall-Murdoch said.

McDougall-Murdoch added the city needs to make sure there are enough people to maintain the gardens before they're set up.

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