In response to the Canadian Garden Council proclaiming this year as the Year of the Garden, Seasons Wetaskiwin launched a dedicated program in their community to commemorate Canada’s rich garden heritage and celebrate all the benefits gardens and gardening provide. With the guidance and knowledge of their passionate residents, many avid gardeners, Seasons Clarington planted an herb, vegetable and flower garden in their community. This initiative honours today’s vibrant garden culture and creates legacies for a sustainable future, nurturing new gardeners in their community and healthy living with fresh-from-the-garden produce.
“Our community garden brings many environmental and social benefits to Seasons Wetaskiwin,” says Zachary Miller, General Manager at Seasons Wetaskiwin Retirement Community. “Our team members and residents get the opportunity to work together, stay active and enjoy the rewards of their labour.”
The Seasons Community Garden program serves to help enrich the quality of life of its residents and foster a connection with nature. There are numerous environmental benefits from cleaning the air and ground to reducing carbon emissions while encouraging a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
“We had an amazing gardening season, growing peas, carrots, beets, lettuce, cucumbers, pumpkins, sunflowers and more. We want to thank Herb and Noreen, presidents of our Gardening Club, for all their hard work and dedication,” says Miller. “We look forward to continuing to add to our garden next year and building further on this program!”