The Port Perry Agricultural Society’s rejection of the Community Care Permaculture Garden in the Fair Grounds lease is a mistake (’Dog Park could be barking up the wrong tree’ The Standard, July 16). The Community Garden was started in 2013 and has grown each year it is looked after by volunteers from Community Living Durham North. Last year we had 12 volunteers tend the garden, even more have joined this year; and the people we support have joined with the Scugog Seniors to maintain the garden. The vegetables are given back to the community and Food Bank.
The people CLDN supports are the most vulnerable in our community; it is important to their wellbeing that the projects they get involved in have continuity. A no cost lease agreement to use public land is essential to continuity. This is a cri de coeur to the PP Agricultural Society to reconsider and include the Garden in the lease from the Township.
Community Living Durham North