Jo-Jo’s community garden could reopen under strict guidelines

By Lesley MacKay, StittsvilleCentral, April 25, 2020

This morning Premier Doug Ford gave the go-ahead for community gardens to be reopened by amending a previous emergency order to include them as an essential service. This move will ensure food security for some families and individuals during the pandemic. The reopening will include both allotment and community gardens across Ontario.

Although a date for opening has not been given, each garden will be reviewed as to how they will control the spread of COVID-19. The guidelines will be set by the local medical officer of health and must follow public health and safety guidelines.

(...)On hearing this news, Kim Bonin, Manager of Jo-Jo’s Community Garden posted on their facebook page, “This is wonderful! We will be in touch once the new guidelines are shared! Excellent news gardeners!!!”

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