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Video: Why join a community garden?

Francine, a member of the Églantier community garden in the Montreal borough Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, explains, "Before coming here, I'd never planted a garden in my life. I came from the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, which was poor. I had a tree in front of my home, but that was about it." Now, her garden is part of who she is, just as it is for Nathalie, Thibault and their two boys. It has been a way for this family with Belgian roots to forge a deeper connection with their adopted city of Montreal.

Watch this video to learn about what a positive impact community gardening has had on these residents' lives. But be forewarned: it will give you an immediate desire to get your hands dirty.

Watch other inspiring videos profiling local food initatives and the people behind them at Épluche ta ville (the website is in French, but the videos are subtitled in English – enjoy!).

Thanks for this nice post and

Thanks for this nice post and the lovely video. Gardening is really very important for the people and also for the environment. Planting a tree is just like giving a life. Plant foods are really useful for us. Organic plant foods don't have any side effects. These foods never cause any damages to body and very much hygienic. In fact organic foods can sole many health problems. So, plantation is very necessary as plant foods are very important for us. We are eating green vegetables and that's we should make vegetables garden too.