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Located at the corner of Queen and Mill streets, in Kitchener,  the Queen’s Green Community Garden is one of over 35 community gardens planted  throughout the region, that are part of the Waterloo Region Community Garden  Network. Queen’s Green is part of an initiative to recover idle land such as backyards or vacant lots, and to transform them into productive, beautiful,  community-shared space. Access to land, building community, and the  recognition of the importance of fresh, organic food are the driving interests  in the creation of gardens like this one.

Queen’s Greens was started in 1997, and currently has 22 plots. Some  highlights of the garden include natural landscaping using native plants, berry  bushes, raised beds, the artwork of Andy Macpherson on the water tank, and the newly established Community Bake Oven.

 

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Queen St Community Garden by Candice Leyland

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