Community Gardens: A Panel Discussion

The Edmonton Food Council hosted a panel discussion on community gardens in Edmonton on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The event was an opportunity for council members and interested citizens to learn more about successes, challenges, and opportunities for improvement related to community gardens in our city.

Community Gardens Panel Discussion

Our roster of panelists included: Travis Kennedy, Principal of Horticulture for the City of Edmonton; David Prodan, a community garden organizer with E4C; Rachel Feroe, Riverdale Community Garden; Brad Armstrong, Qualico Developments; and Carla Meyer, Community Garden Facilitator with Sustainable Food Edmonton.

Community Gardens Panel Discussion

Each panelist was able to speak for five minutes about their experience, after which they entertained questions from council members and the public. A lot of ground was covered, and we heard loud and clear that there’s demand for more community gardens in Edmonton and lots of room for improvement when it comes to rules and regulations!

You can watch the entire session here:

Thank you to Northlands for hosting the event, and thank you to everyone who attended!


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