The project went well, around 10 seniors from different cultural backgrounds (Filipino, African, First Nation of Canada) participated in the event. We bought all the basic tools and soil to prepare our garden. We planted tomatoes, potatoes, green onions and other vegetables. Three times a week, we water our vegetables and monitor their growth. Snacks are offered to all seniors working in the garden. We were able to harvest a lot of tomatoes and vegetables.
All participants had some green vegetables to bring home. We enjoy being together to work in the garden, sharing snacks and conversing, sharing Maple Ridge local news. We have decided to come back for next Spring. We are still practising social distancing to avoid all the contamination of the Covid-19 for our group of seniors.