Pollinator garden, orchard being proposed for Guelph, Ont.’s Eramosa River Park – Guelph

The City of Guelph, Ontario is considering building a pollinator garden and orchard and is seeking community input.

The proposed garden will be located within the Elamosa River Park between the parking lot and the volleyball court.

In a news release, the city said it would not use the vegetable gardens to grow vegetables because there is no water source on the premises.

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They say pollinator gardens and orchards promote biodiversity by providing additional habitat for wildlife such as insects and birds.

According to the city, the project will focus on growing pollinator-friendly plants, fruit trees, berry bushes of all kinds and culinary herbs.

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The garden also provides an opportunity for volunteers to participate in planting and maintenance, fruit picking, seed sharing and plant-based herbal tea production.

Residents can give their opinion on proposed gardens. Guelph city website.

The deadline for submission is March 15th.

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