In 2014, the Klinic site at 545 Broadway offered a new program coordinated by the Powers House Producers. Lead by local West Broadway resident and botanist Audrey Logan, this project focused on traditional land use methods and cultivation practices. We are excited to have Audrey Logan back at Klinic again in 2015 to continue with this important and educational garden initiative. This garden is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come help out, learn, and harvest.
2013 – WBCO’s “Here We Grow” project featured a 3,500 square foot herb garden, weekly sales at the West Broadway Farmers’ Market, instructional workshops, an employment mentorship program, and a participatory research project. The site was also used for horticultural therapy sessions offered by certified therapist Cheryl Cohan. To learn more about the Here We Grow project, read the 2013 Project Report.
Here We Grow was made possible by financial support from West Broadway Community Organization’s Small Grants, Klinic Community Health Centre, Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
2011 – Senior Off Campus ran an alternative education program for high school students.
2010 – Seventh Generation Seed Savers, a group of local residents, created an urban farming and seed saving project.
2008-2009 – The Good Food Club, West Broadway Community Organization, and Klinic partnered with the Landless Farmers Collective to transform the lot adjacent to the Klinic building into an urban agriculture plot.
Originally, there were nine raised garden beds at the site which have since been moved to Rock & Horse Park.