the wide open field

The Commons at Grafton Lake

A core feature of the Grafton Lake Lands will be a community garden. On this page we explore ideas for how this may look.

Workshop: The Agricultural Hub Photo Gallery and article: On Sunday, May 31st, 2015, about 40 Bowen Islanders met on an overlooked little piece of land across from Grafton Lake to imagine a future community garden. Hosted by John Reid at the Orchard Recovery Centre and facilitated by Chris Corrigan and Ed Wachtman, we brainstormed, wandered the land in small groups, and wrote stories about a vision for the future of the 5 or so acres, which used to be a hayfield in the 1930s.