Welland Downtown BIA announces new community garden

Things are getting a little more green in the Rose City thanks to a new community garden.

Officials with the Welland Downtown BIA have announced a new garden at the corner of Hellems Avenue and Young Street.

Land and business owner Gary Neumann has sectioned off a piece of his property at Niagara Regional Mortgage Services Inc. for the garden. 

BIA reps say the garden will be senior focused after receiving $25,000 in funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program federal grant program.

Two grade nine classes from Notre Dame College School will be working with the seniors to design and build an accessible space.