The City of North Battleford will be excavating the Healing Garden at the Allen Sapp Gallery as a part of the Sanitary Sewer Upgrade Project. The project is necessary to provide long-term sanitary services for the residents of North Battleford and to accommodate future growth in the city.
In January 2021, discussions with Elders and Knowledge Keepers were held and the required excavation of the area was seen as an opportunity to renew this educational space. Community members who originally designed, created, and cared for the Healing Garden were also contacted and have been invited to provide input on the new development. A committee will be formed to discuss the rejuvenation of the Healing Garden. Ideas such as installing improved weed barriers and building a pollinator garden have already been suggested.
The Allen Sapp Gallery and Midwest Food Resources have partnered in saving some of the plant material for the future Healing Garden and the Community Garden for the benefit of all.
The Healing Garden holds many memories of events and school tours where people enjoyed learning about plants and gardening. While it is difficult to adapt to this change, we are looking forward to the opportunity to work with our community once more on this renewal and we are hopeful that many will enjoy the future garden.
For more information:
Leah Garven, Galleries Manager
306 445-1760 | email@example.com