On Wednesday, May 18th Building Roots hosted Soil Day at the Edible Allan Gardens. The Edible Allan Gardens (EAG) is a project that brings together community groups to grow, share and learn about local food production. Located in the Allan Gardens, The EAG containers have been constructed to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables this summer. On Soil Day, the groups involved in the project worked together to fill the containers with fresh soil and peat to prepare for Planting Day next week. Each community group will receive a container to plant the fruits and vegetables of their choosing. Egg Plant, Tomatoes, beans, carrots, cilantro and basil will all be planted this year as well as a container dedicated to herbs suitable for Tea.
The EAG is off to a great start!