This is the first year that the Kinsmen Inclusion Garden will be open to the public.
Mariah Horsnall is the program coordinator for Moose Jaw Families For Change, which facilitates the garden.
"We started in 2021 meeting with some of our partners in the community, forming a plan and getting things going. Obviously, with COVID, things took a bit longer. We were able to finish it late in the garden season last year. This is the first year that we will be open to the public."
She notes the plots will open up to the public after the May long weekend.
"The garden provides a barrier-free gardening experience with a paved space that includes raised garden beds, modified tools, accessible seating, gazebo and shed," explained Horsnall. "We currently have one raised bed available for the season but we have lots of inground plots."
The above-ground beds cost $25 per season, while the inground plots are going for $50. Horsnall says the water system will be turned on daily for the inground plots, which is a bonus.
"The garden isn't just good for gardening, it's also a great space to just enjoy a coffee with a friend, sit in the sun, have a picnic. There's benches, tables, a gazebo, just a nice calm environment to just relax," added Horsnall.
The Kinsmen Inclusion Garden is located at 445 13th Avenue NE, behind the Holy Trinity Catholic School Division Office.
Those interested in booking a garden plot can call Mariah at 306-693-2271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Moose Jaw Families For Change Facebook page for more information.