Giving Garden to be constructed at Community Garden Thursday

Royal Bank employees donating time to help build garden

The Williams Lake Food Policy Council will be hosting more than 20 Royal Bank employees, eager to roll up their sleeves and get to work in the Community Garden on June 14 for a United Way Day of Caring.

The project will support the Policy Council in their steps on the road to recovery from the 2017 wildfires.

The main project that will be happening is construction of a “Giving Garden,” a new area of the Memory Garden that will be open for the public to pick from, and any left over produce will be donated to local agencies in need.

Once built, community gardeners have committed to planting and growing the food.

“We are very excited to have this addition to our garden area! The Giving Garden will be a place where everyone is welcome; a place for people to grow together, share together and eat together,” said Michelle Iverson, food action co-ordinator with the Williams Lake Food Policy Council.

The group will be expanding a Pollinators Garden in the Lil’ Spouts Children’s Learning Garden and do some cleanup and maintenance of fruit trees – all fruit trees have been dedicated to the memory of loved ones, or in celebration of special events.

“We would like to say a big thanks to the RBC Foundation for their generous donations, as well as Tolko Industries for lumber and Rona for supplies.”

Volunteers will be on hand at the garden at 640 Carson Drive, below Lake City Secondary’s Williams Lake Campus, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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