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Helping to Put Food on ‘the Table’

Posted by On 30-06-2021
The Table Community Food Centre

Wills Transfer has been an active partner with ‘the Table’ in Perth for a number of years and annually supports the Build a Mountain of Food Campaign. This year, we are helping to put more food on ‘the Table’ by way of donation to their Community Allotment Garden. Wills’ donation was used to purchase a battery-operated lawn mower to help keep things need-and-tidy around the garden.

Allotment Garden Donation 4

About the Tables’ Perth Community Allotment Garden

The Table in partnership with the Town of Perth and Transition Perth established the Perth Community Allotment Garden in 2017.

These gardens provide people with access to a 10-foot by 10-foot plot, or multiple plots where they can grow their own produce. (Note the Table’s main community garden program has gardeners garden together and share the work and joys of planting, tending, and harvesting produce.)

Water for the Allotment Garden is provided by the Town of Perth, and all other inputs are the responsibility of the gardeners. Joint efforts to source or make inputs like compost and mulch can be undertaken by the gardeners. Gardeners are expected to help with the upkeep of shared areas in and around the Community Allotment Garden. There is an outdoor restroom and toolshed on site. The garden is located in Heritage Perth, ON. Rogers Road between Burchell Glass and Bells Machining. See map.

A volunteer garden coordinator(s) oversees the assignment of plots and coordination of shared work projects.

Gardeners are required to pay a fee, though anyone with financial limitations can be exempt.

The gardeners have also developed an agreement to promote shared understanding and collaboration at the garden. Download Allotment Garden Agreement

For more information about the garden or to inquire about obtaining a plot contact the garden coordinators Andrew MacDonald and Rob Deroche

Andrew at 613.200.7647 or.allotment.gardens@thetablecfc.org

Also, for more information on how Wills Transfer and the Canadian Trucking Alliance is helping to put food on the Table across Canada, please check out the CTA news article Trucking Answers the Bell for Charitable Food Transportation Drive – Canadian Trucking Alliance (cantruck.ca)