McDougall Farm Community Garden

Episode: 1
Title: McDougall Farm Community Garden
Broadcast: August 19, 2017
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Just because you don’t have a garden of your own, doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own food. Here at McDougall Farm Community Garden, you can work together with like-minded people to grow all kinds of fresh produce. Trevor shows you how.

  • Trevor speaks with Kay Behari, a massive advocate for community gardens, and one of 22 members of this garden.
  • She advises people who know nothing about gardening, on how to sow seeds, and look after seedlings, as well as when to put them in the garden beds.
  • The produce from the garden is divided amongst members, so that everyone gets an equal portion. Any leftovers are donated to charities, soup kitchens, and to seniors that need it. All of the plants are grown organically without nasty chemicals.
  • Trevor then explains how important it is to ensure your garden is getting all of the nutrients it needs, as without a diet rich in soluble nutrients, plants are less able to protect themselves against pests and diseases.
  • It is important to know that plants can’t provide us with the nutrition we need, if it’s not available to them in the soil first.
  • If a balanced diet for your garden is achieved, you will not have to use chemicals to keep your garden looking healthy.

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