The garden had been somewhat under-utilized until last fall, but recently underwent a large scale clean up and restoration. As community members we were excited by this transformation and wanted to make it even more welcoming! The goal of installing a seating area was to increase awareness of, interest in, and use of the garden space.
Since installing the gravel pad and log stools, 174 community members have participated in organized programming and have used the stools for sitting, drawing, and identifying plants. Whenever a group visits the garden they immediately head for the stools. We have also seen more and more community members dropping by on their way in and out of the community centre. We are so excited to see the many more community members who will benefit from this seating area.