Gardening and Mental Health

Posted on Aug 10 2017 - 3:31am by UOG


Dozens of people gathered at an urban garden on Whyte Avenue Sunday to celebrate the grand opening of the Youth Empowerment and Social Services (YESS) Urban Roots garden.

The initiative had been in the works for a few years, said associate executive director Margo Long. The project was accelerated when the group got permission to borrow the land from the City of Edmonton and built the garden in six weeks.

Long said the garden, which is located across the street from the YESS building, is a project in sustainable food growing and urban agriculture, however she said it is also about more than just vegetables.

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