Saulteau First Nations
Champion for Community Garden
Stella Gauthier from Saulteau First Nations in Northeastern B.C. was very instrumental in keeping the new community garden planted, watered, weeded and harvested.
She spent hundreds of hours over the past summer ensuring that deer and horses were kept at bay, and that the grounds received all the TLC a new garden needs.
In addition to weekly thinning and producing fresh romaine, lettuce, spinach and Swiss Chart, by the end of the summer Stella oversaw harvesting close to 1500 pounds of potatoes, carrots, squash, rutabega, turnips, broccoli, onions, garlic, beans, peas and corn.
The gardeners decided to donate 10% of their proceeds to a huge Harvest Feast for the entire community, while the rest was preserved for future use.
With champions like Stella Gauthier, next year’s garden will be twice as bountiful.