West Ritchie Community Gardens (WRCG) is a youth-led project to transform neglected land in Ritchie into a vibrant community space. This garden has created a community gathering space, with picnic tables, community art, and native edible landscaping. The WRCG also has garden boxes, water barrels, and composters to support local growing and better organics management. In addition to this, they also host events in the space, such as introductions to gardening and composting.
The WRCG aims to prioritize low-income families/food bank users in the area, as well as apartment dwellers who support our city’s density initiatives at the expense of not having their own green space. They also work in harmony with the local community league to spread awareness of the new space, and amplify community involvement by our enthusiastic community group.