As part of its mandate to address food insecurity, Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins organizes two community gardens every year – one in Timmins and one in South Porcupine.

Executive director Jennifer Vachon says now is the time to register for your plot.

Newcomers pay $25.00 for the year; returnees pay $20.00.

“It goes to Anti-Hunger Coalition and it just helps maintain the community garden space.  So repairing plots, providing new plots, the tools and all that sort of stuff for the community garden site,” says Vachon.

Aside from saving on your grocery expenses, Vachon notes that it gets you outdoors and socializing with the other gardeners.

“Anti-Hunger Coaltion is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and to spread awareness of food security efforts in our community and growing your own food is definitely one of the ways that we encourage people to access that fresh, healthy, affordable food.”

You can find out more about community gardening at the coalition’s “Seeds and Suds” event, Sunday, April 14 between 3:00pm and 5:00pm at Full Beard Brewing on Wilson Avenue. It’s also an opportunity to diversify any garden by swapping seeds with other gardeners.