Planting to begin soon at St Luke's Community Gardens

Mother nature has delayed the planting season just as much as has the Coronavirus. But now that the provincial government has identified community gardens as essential services, the community gardeners are eager to launch their second season at St Luke's. They've had enough with poring over seed catalogues and planning strategy.  It's time to get the gardens ready and to get at the planting.

Jill McCullough, community garden coordinator, in collaboration with Jill Bishop of the Peterborough Nourish Programme, has alerted the gardeners about health and safety precautions required to meet Public Health guidelines. With these measures, the gardeners will be able to do their work and enjoy the gardens in a safe manner.

"It will be great the see the gardeners back at St Luke's," Father Glenn Empey said. "I'm sure that will be therapeutic for them and it will be a wonderful sign of life in the neighbourhood."

Welcome back to all the gardeners for the 2020 Season. It looks like most of the garden plots have already been allocated. To find out more information, contact Jill Mcullough. At St Luke's, Lorraine Brown is the parish liaison for the community gardens.

The inaugural year in 2019 was a fantastic season for the gardeners and for the community. We pray that 2020 will be even better. Something to which to look forward as a symbol of life, growth, and hope for the local East City neighbourhood.


  1. Doug Woods on 13 May 2020 at 11:06 AM

    There’s nothing to lift the spirits like getting your hands in the dirt—or however you get them dirty—and smell the richness of it, dreaming of what that plus some seeds, some water, some sun, and some tending will yield. Dreaming and hoping and giving thanks.

    • Glenn Empey on 15 May 2020 at 6:49 PM


  2. william nicholls on 12 May 2020 at 10:36 AM

    It was great to see the conscientious efforts of the gardeners all
    last spring and summer and then to see the wonderful harvest in the
    fall. Also it was a great use of the church land.

    • Glenn Empey on 12 May 2020 at 12:16 PM

      It will be so wonderful to see some life and activity visible around the church. There still are lots of things going on in the mission of the parish but they aren’t so visible.


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