Towards a modernization of community gardens

Towards a modernization of community gardens

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More Montrealers will be able to grow their carrots and tomatoes in a more attractive environment thanks to a new $1 million City grant.

This investment will help bring up to standard and renovate outdated facilities in 25 of its community gardens.

Residents of the borough of Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension will even be able to enjoy a new community garden.

“Urban agriculture is a living practice that contributes directly to Montreal's identity and to the city's international environmental leadership. Community gardens help fight against heat islands and promote biodiversity, while strengthening the social fabric of neighborhoods,” said Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante in a press release.

In February 2022 , the City had announced investments of $10 million over the next ten years to modernize its community gardens.

The Plante administration had set itself the goal of increasing the cultivated areas to 160 hectares of 'by 2026. This number also includes the City's land already cultivated in the Grand Parc de l'Ouest.