The Laughing Willow Community Garden has been four years in the making.
Their garden consists of 19 beds for locals to use, a massive “soup kitchen” garden maintain by gardeners and volunteers, which produces gourmet, organic food for hungry bellies in Campbell River, a “kids” garden, and a large row of young hazelnut trees on the perimeter of the garden, that when mature will provide a tasty snack for passers by. Their vision is to create an out-door class room for gardening workshops, to build whee chair accessible garden beds, and to continue building up a collection of fruit trees, nut trees, berries and veggies in areas around the perimeter of the garden that anyone can munch on.
The garden was built by volunteers and funded by donations and grants, the Greenways Land Trust acting as our “umbrella” and partner. On Saturday, Laughing Willow Community Garden will hold a fundraiser garage sale at the garden (1909 Simms Road) from 8 a.m. till 12 noon. People are invited to come and see what their community has built, and help keep it growing by supporting the garage sale.
Donations of goods for the sale can be brought to the garden today at 2 p.m. or you can contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.