Environmental Action Bobcaygeon develops community gardens to give to local families for planting and harvesting organic produce. This project was initiated in 2010 by Audrey Mackay and Monica Berdin who are two of the many thoughtful and energetic members of Environmental Action Bobcaygeon.
Land for this project was generously provided by Settlers’ Village and the people of Trinity United Church. Hugh Morshead donated large quantities of his famous ‘Kawartha Black Gold’ compost as well as lumber for the construction of garden beds. The City of Kawartha Lakes contributed truckloads of soil. John Bick and the Bobcaygeon Horticultural Society provided direction, supervision and copious quantities of ‘sweat-equity’ for the benefit of many grateful families.
Today there are six active gardens located at Settlers’ Village, and three at the Trinity United Church site. The latter are now being gardened by the people of Community Care.