The Hubbards Area Business Association (HABA) once again teams up with
Aspotogan Heritage Trust for the third year. With funding provided by both organizations together with a generous grant from Chebucto West Community Health Board, we were able to expand the garden, build raised beds and fill them with organic garden soil. The 2 Bays 4H Club did a great job helping plant the seeds while the staff and summer students (SWAG Team), with direction from Lori Dale, assist with the ongoing gardening at the AHT location.
In amongst the greenery this year lies a variety of annuals, consisting of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, green pepper, green and yellow beans, radishes, edible flowers, corn, celery, kale and basil. The perennials in the garden consist of highbush blueberries, cherry trees, plum trees, rhubarb, beach nut trees and some blackberry and raspberry bushes. Our pumpkin patch is sure to be eye-catching as we have a few Howard Dill “giants” just waiting to make a big impression!
If there are community members who would like to participate in the ongoing project, feel free to contact Lori at 902-857-1133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Our goal is to create and develop an opportunity for an open experience for the entire community and to provide fresh, healthy food to the Hubbards & Area Food Bank, as well as local residents. We are hoping to continue expanding the garden in the 2016 growing season with more raised beds and additional perennials. Feel free to stop by, walk the property and try a sample of whatever the garden has to offer.