Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has increased globally. This is particularly true for households with young children.
Jennifer Meyer, a resident of Vasco Road, has allowed Quinton to use part of her property with the shared aim of starting a community garden to provide fresh vegetables, as well as contributing to a sense of community, and connection to the environment, and an opportunity for satisfying hunger as well as neighborhood improvement.
This small trench-bed can be easily watered, and is easy to check for pests, diseases and weeds, while every part can be reached, without stepping on the bed.
Tyla Wheatley and Kevin Meek, have shown interest, and would also like to contribute to this public-spirited cause. Meek’s mother is the founder of ‘Therapy Gardens’.
Quinton said; “I’m inspired to establish vegetable gardens in the community :
To bring gardens back and encourage people in the community to learn to grow their own vegetables.
Food security is a concern, the world population is over 8 billion people and earth resources are already struggling to sustain all of us. Therefore we need to look at urban gardens/ farming as a proactive measure to aid against food scarcity in the future.
Growing your own vegetables would save on food costs and would be much healthier than commercially grown vegetables”
If anyone would like to contribute to this project, please call Quinton at; 0611806056
By: Lorraine Richards