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A Wonderful Summer for Hendryx Street Forest Garden

By Contributor
September 30th, 2012

Earth Matters, a program of Nelson CARES Society, is pleased to reveal the newly revitalized Hendryx Street Forest Garden. 

Highlights of the revitalization include a new wheelchair accessible picnic table, flat-rock seating area, and a large variety of new plants, including kiwis, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and other beautiful flowers and herbs.  

The Hendryx Street Forest Garden was made possible because of the gracious funding support of Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Fund and 19 local businesses including: Old World Bakery, Save-on-Foods, Kootenay Bakery, Grounded, Oso Negro, Walmart, Safeway, Grasshopper Juice Bar, DIG Garden Centre, Osprey’s Neighbour, Primarily Perennials, Hedgehog Haven, Nelson Ready Mix, Kootenay Co-op, Speedpro Signs, Halcyon Irrigation Services, West Arm Apiaries, and the City of Nelson.  

“This project is a true testament to the local support and pride for our urban green spaces,” said Alison Roy, Program Manager

” We were overwhelmed with the number of local businesses that supported us to complete the revitalization with donations of food for planting parties, monetary support and hard work.  All of these donations contributed to the success of the project.”

Tom Hillary from Halcyon Irrigation Services volunteered numerous hours and shared his expertise to build a beautiful rock wall and seating area.   This feature would not have been possible without him. 

Nelson Ready Mix donated time and machinery to move the heavy picnic table into the correct spot.  These are beautiful seating areas that will serve our community for years.  

“We are so honoured that the CBT and City of Nelson selected our project for funding in the spring.  We hope that all residents of Nelson will visit the garden and share in its beauty.”

For more information about the Hendryx Street Forest Garden and the Earth Matters program, contact Alison Roy at 250-352-6011, ext 15 or visit


Photo caption: Volunteers Kenneth Roy, Tom Hillary from Halcyon Irrigation Services, Brenton Raby, and Earth Matters Program Manager Alison Roy celebrate the success of building the stone wall and seating area at Hendryx Street Garden.   Missing: Cali Olleck

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