New Gardens to Benefit Low Income City Residents

A community garden similar to this will be created after sod is turned today by The North West Company and a team of volunteers at a Manitoba Housing Complex. (URBANEATIN.COM)

A sod turning to launch urban community gardens will take place this morning at the Elwick Village Manitoba Housing Complex.

The North West Company is officially kicking off its 2011 United Way Days of Caring.

More than 150 volunteers from The North West Company will plot, plow and plant two urban community gardens, meant to benefit families living in the village. The gardens were designed by Urban Eatin’.

The gardens will provide residents with fresh fruit and veggies throughout the summer, while encouraging community engagement.

The launch is set for 10:30 a.m. at 1417 Fife Street.