The seeding season has started for most farmers, as well as local gardeners. Those without a place to plant have been able to turn to the Seedling Adventures Community Garden in Rosetown.

Jadwiga Dolega, Public Health Nutritionist for the Sask Health Authority, said the garden started in 2011, as a joint effort between the Museum and Health Region, "We had some discussion in the Health Region around increasing access to healthy food and improving physical activity in the population as a whole. The Rosetown Museum was looking to increase foot traffic on their property. So we got together and the Community Garden came together because they had space and we had a project."

The first year running, the group only had one family utilize the space but Dolega said the interest in the community garden continues to grow each year. The soil also seems to improve each year, as gardeners have added in manure, compost and grass to help it along it's way.

If all the plots are not claimed by residents, Dolega said they will plant potatoes or root vegetables that will get donated to the food bank.

And there's one more group that will benefit from the garden space, the students at Walter Aseltine. Dolega said they like to organize a day where the students can come and get their hands dirty, "They come as a class and they learn a little bit about agriculture and planting, and they'll plant a full plot."

"They're very interested in where things get started and most are already very aware of agriculture but they get a feel for the dirt and how things start. They're able to get answers on what food productions can be made from the produce and crops grown." Dolega said they've had students come for a few years now, and it's been a great success, "It supports the health education curriculum that the teachers are doing in the classroom so it's a hands on practical experience for the classroom education."

Anyone interested in plot availability for the Seedling Adventures Community Garden can contact Jadwiga Dolega at 306-882-2672, ext. 2239.

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