My name is Junetta Jamerson and I'm thrilled to be the new Community Garden Facilitator. Carla left some big shoes to fill, and with time I hope to build the same great relationships with Edmonton's food growing community.
I have years of community engagement experience and join SFE after 2 years as part of the amazing team over at the Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP). While I sincerely miss my former co-workers and the communities across Central Alberta I worked closely with, my passion for all things green has found a new home!
I am also a certified Organic Master Gardener and bring a broad skill base in horticulture to my new role. I do everything from growing vegetables to designing ornamental containers. Every season I experiment with a growing technique or variety that's new to me. On deck for 2017 are purple carrots, a few new vertical plots and multi-coloured cauliflower varieties.
If you're looking to start a community garden, renovate or repair your existing one or try a small-scale garden pilot project, there are grants available in 2017. Applications will be available on our website at the end of this month. I look forward to your applications!
Please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm here to answer any questions to help your community get growing as well.