Last summer, a team of Langley Sunrise Rotarians created a garden in Walnut Grove that is growing faster than they ever could have expected or hoped.
The community garden is blossoming, founder Bill Lindahl explained Saturday, while out in the rain helping fellow Rotarians construct more raised garden beds and a 10X10-foot shed.
This is the third community garden in Langley build by Sunrise Rotary Club. It was created last year at 216th Street and 92nd Avenue, in an overgrown section of Township land known as Topham Park.
In phase one of the project, the Rotarians cleared the site and constructed 24 beds, that are already rented for the upcoming growing season.
In fact, there’s such a large waiting list that work had to begin as quickly as possible on phase two of the garden site, Lindahl said.
Ultimately, the club is suggesting they build upwards of 100 raised bed in total, as well as a gazebo, benches, and more pathways in place of what neighbours formerly called an “eyesore.”
Several gardeners at the park have already set up an association, elected a board, and are making plans for this year’s gardening season, Lindahl elaborated.
Those interested in being added to the waiting list can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And those interested in donating to the construction of the community garden project can contact Wayne Patterson at Patterson at 604-534-5374 (work) or 604-838-5004 (cell).
• Stay tuned to the print and online editions of the Langley Advance for more about this project