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Renfrew County again launching community garden program to help combat COVID fatigue

The program aims to grow food for community members while assisting those struggling with the stress of isolation.
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The Newmarket Community Garden. Debora Kelly/NewmarketToday

Imagine yourself creating a community garden in Pembroke, Renfrew, Arnprior or anywhere else in the Ottawa Valley, and just think of the benefits it would bring to you and your community.

Similar to last year the County of Renfrew and the province are teaming up to help community groups create gardens to promote the growth of fresh, affordable, healthy produce, while increasing participation and physical activity.

The program encourages non-profit, charitable or government organizations to apply on a first-come, first-served process.

County Warden Debbie Robinson encourages any interested group to apply and take advantage of this fun outdoor activity.

“Community and allotment gardens play an essential role in the health and happiness of residents that continue to be deeply impacted by the pandemic,“ Robinson said.

Participants must ensure that physical distancing is enforced during the project, and that the health and safety advice of the Renfrew County and District Health Unit is followed.

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