Volunteers from the Immigrant Welcome Centre and Greenways Land Trust build garden boxes at the Charstate Community Garden. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

English language students in Campbell River pitch in for community garden

New Canadians develop language skills and contribute to community

Work continues on the garden boxes being built for the Charstate Community Garden.

On Tuesday, members one of the Immigrant Welcome Centre’s language classes braved drippy conditions to screw together garden boxes.

“We’re out volunteering in the community and eventually we’re going to put in some gardens ourselves and we’re going to do it as sort of a group community garden as a class and so we offered to help out to get the beds finished,” said Chris Gunn, Immigrant Welcome Centre LINC Coordinator and Instructor.

Gunn thought the experience of volunteering on a project and working together would be good for people developing their English language skills.

This was another in a series of build days Greenways Land Trust has been holding to get the garden ready for planting this spring. They target date for planting is the May 24th long weekend.

Greenways Land Trust came to an agreement with the city in 2017 to oversee the development and operation of the site at Charstate Park in Campbell River.

RELATED: Volunteers build beds at Campbell River community garden

RELATED: Charstate Community Garden almost ready for seeds


@AlstrT
editor@campbellrivermirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Volunteers from the Immigrant Welcome Centre and Greenways Land Trust build garden boxes at the Charstate Community Garden. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Just Posted

Roadside message of gratitude erected

On her way to work this morning, Lowene Baxandall got a pleasant… Continue reading

Inside Campbell River’s Emergency Operations Centre

Centre dictates how city responds to COVID-19

Campbell River planning desk remains open

Email or telephone only for planning, approval and engineering

North Island College going digital for spring, summer terms

Students won’t need to be on campus for coursework, labs or exams

‘We will get through this’: B.C. sees new COVID-19 death, but 57% have recovered

A total of 1,066 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Belle from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ entertains home-bound kids in Cowichan Bay

Alora Killam, 16, played the part in musical two years ago

55+ BC Games cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

Greater Victoria set to host 2021 event

BC Hydro offers three-month bill ‘holiday’ for those affected by COVID-19

Industrial customers can defer half of their power bills

Some April Fool’s Day jokes bring much-needed laughter; others tone deaf to COVID-19

Police are warning the public not to use the ongoing pandemic as a punchline

Canada’s 75% wage subsidy is coming, but not for several weeks: finance minister

Subsidy will cost Canada $71 billion, but push down cost of emergency benefit, Morneau said

Controversial Cowichan tiny house still in place after removal deadline

Cowichan Valley Regional District had ordered it removed by March 15

Call before you dig into spring projects during isolation: BC 1 Call

BC 1 Call gives free checks for utilities in the area of a desired outdoor project

B.C.’s intersection speed cameras putting more tickets in the mail

One Nanaimo location delayed after speed limit reduced

Most Read