2022 is the Year of the Garden. In an effort to engage residents and businesses to embrace the garden life and make our community more welcoming this summer, CIB Yarmouth is asking citizens to think about what they might do, even in a small way, to increase the attractiveness of their property.
It’s June and everywhere you go, beautiful blooms are on display. Yarmouth offers plenty of colour this time of year, and we have our local chapter of Communities in Bloom (CIB), the Yarmouth Garden Club and dozens of volunteers to thank for it. Every spring they show up, gloves and tools in hand, ready to pull weeds and plant flowers. And they don’t just plant in one or two places. You can enjoy their work at a number of places throughout the town. Frost Park, the Lost to the Sea Memorial, the awesome large planters seen in front of Town Hall and on Main Street, on Vancouver Street by the Milton Horse – these are just a few spots where they do their thing each year. The work these volunteers have done over the years has won Yarmouth several CIB national awards. Thank you, CIB Yarmouth, the Yarmouth Garden Club, and all volunteers!
Each year, CIB introduces a theme. 2022 has been declared as the “Year of the Garden”, a Centennial Celebration of Canada’s horticulture sector from January 1 to December 31, 2022. A key part of this theme sees the garden community share their knowledge and encourage all Canadians to live the ‘garden life’. As the tourist season has begun and we welcome the return of visitors from the US on the CAT ferry, sprucing up our community has never been more important. And every little bit we all do together can earn us more recognition and national awards from CIB.
In an effort to engage residents and businesses to embrace the garden life and make our community more welcoming this summer, CIB Yarmouth is asking citizens to think about what they might do, even in a small way, to increase the attractiveness of their property. They’ve introduced a program called “Step It UP Yarmouth”. The idea is simple. Add some colour and curb appeal by putting together a planter, and displaying it on your front step! It’s easy enough even for inexperienced gardeners, and there are plants and flowers to choose from to fit any location or budget.
Participants can come to Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main Street, and get a free “Step It UP Yarmouth” planter sign (see photo below) to show their community pride. So, in the spirit of community, and to help welcome back visitors this tourist season, get that flower pot on your step and come get your free planter sign today!