Growing the community

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The Liverpool Kinsmen donated a special rain barrel to the Family Resource Centre’s community garden in honour of Earth Day on April 22.

The Kinsmen donated a water barrel to the community garden in honour of Earth Day and to promote their fundraiser for the Liverpool Fire Department.  Pictured from left to right is Sherri Dauphinee, Tracie Hatt, Brian Godfrey, and David Schofield.

The Kinsmen have purchased numerous rain barrels to sell to make money for the Liverpool Fire Department’s new ladder truck.

Kinsmen David Schofield says they wanted to do something to fund raise for the ladder truck.  He was also happy to do something environmentally friendly as a fundraiser.

Barrel orders are being taken until May 12.  The barrels are $75 a piece and Home Hardware is paying for the shipping to bring them in.

Anyone wishing to purchase a barrel can phone David Schofield at 354-4454.


Plant to Plate


The community garden is known as the “Plant to Plate” initiative.  The garden includes several raised beds, fruit trees and bushes, rows of broccoli, Swiss Chard, potatoes and more.

Tracie Hatt and Sherri Dauphinee are a part of the initiative and work at the resource centre and say that the rain barrel is a great addition to the cause. 

The initiative that includes many partners including The Department of Community Services, Public Health, program support and guidance staff from several schools and the Native Council of Nova Scotia.

The garden is made up of several personal plots and a communal plot.  This provides a space for people to garden if they don’t have space where they live and also gives fresh food to the food bank.  Members of the community, partners in the project and the personal plot users all contribute to the communal plot.

To contact the group, the public can contact one of the partners in the initiative or they can visit them on Facebook:


Organizations: Liverpool Fire Department, Community Services, Native Council of Nova Scotia

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