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A Friday good-news post: London Olympics and Toronto Pam Am Games copy our community-garden goals

June 22nd, 2012 · 17 Comments

Peter Ladner, many moons ago, suggested that Vancouver set a target of 2010 garden plots by the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver when he was on council.

The city reached that goal, without fanfare, at some point.

Now others are emulating the idea. London is setting a goal of 2012 plots for this summer and Toronto, 2015 plots for the Pam Games in 2015.

I say yahoo. I looooove community gardens.

They make the city look gorgeous and human and taken care of. (Who ever thought the former gas station at Burrard and Davie could be such a thing of beauty? And the gardens along the rail tracks near Fourth are stunning.)

They bring people together with their neighbours.

And the arugula I had from Danielle’s Mount Pleasant community-garden plot recently was scrumptious.


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