Time to Plant Garlic: TapRoot Farms Offering Garden Plots This Fall
Patricia Bishop says right now is the perfect time to plant your garlic for next year, and TapRoot has community garden plots available now for you to do it. “If you want garlic for next year,” Bishop says, “it would be ideal to get your plot now and plant your garlic to harvest in July. At TapRoot we have garden plots available for anyone who would like to grow their own food.”
TapRoot has twenty garden plots available at their Church street location for anyone without access to land who would like to grow a garden. Further, TapRoot staff are available to support plotholders in growing crops. The idea for the garden plots, Bishop says, came after TapRoot co-owner Josh Oulton returned from Rome last year after attending the meetings of the Committee on World Food Security: “Access to land to grow food is one of the biggest barriers to food security,” Bishop says, “we decided that we can share the farm with others. People need to follow certified organic practices, and source certified organic seeds for their gardens. We provide supports in the form of access to mulch, access to transplants, and access to the greenhouse to plant transplants. This past year was our first year. We would love to grow the community garden side of what we are doing at TapRoot and help support more people to access local and organic food.”
According to the TapRoot website, in exchange for the use of the garden plot, plotholders are asked to “pay as you are able or share your harvest with the farm as you are able.” Cost is $50 per plot per year. For more information visit taprootfarms.ca/zerohunger/#garden.