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Foxglove Community Garden
Activities Unlimited of the Cowichan Valley
In Crofton, on Vancouver Island, the owners of a retirement home have created a garden that has not only enriched the lives of its elderly residents, but has also created a sense of community within their neighborhood.
Through a grant from Vancouver Foundation the home was able to build a garden, allowing people to get outside, interact with each other and be a part of something. Foxglove Community Garden will eventually include an orchard, a pond and a vineyard.
“The whole concept kind of warms your heart when you see children, middle aged people, mothers, parents, grandparents and challenged people come together” says Burt Nydahl, retirement home Co-Owner.
(Originally aired: 2007)