If you do and have not yet expressed it to your local Member of Parliament, please do it now and cc the Canadian Garden Council. Click for a sample letter.
We are still getting letters of support. More quotes from these letters:
“When the time is right, rest assured that the Québec Garden Association and its members will do their utmost to promote the “Year of the Garden in 2022” through their digital platforms and other communication tools.” – Alexander Reford, Quebec Garden Association
“On behalf of the Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticulture Society, we are writing to express support for the 2022 Year of the Garden program.” – Jean Henshall, Atlantic Rhododendron and Horticulture Society
“On behalf of Garden Cities, I want to let you know that we fully support creating a Year of the Garden for 2022. Gardens have played an important role throughout our history, sustaining us physically and mentally. They teach us about Food Sustainability and introduce us to ecological stewardship.” – Natalie Goguen, Garden Cities
“The Beaverton Horticultural Society, who will also be celebrating their 100th year anniversary in 2022, urges the Federal Government to provide endorsement and support for this program.” – Lynne Davidson, Beaverton Horticultural Society
“During this unprecedented time, we need to all come together to encourage growing not just to put food on our tables but to keep our mental health growing.
The Campbellton Community Garden fully supports the Canadian Garden Council in the initiative to make 2022 the Year of the Garden, they have our full support and standing.” – Kerry Ann Babin, Campbellton Community Garden
“I’m reaching out today on behalf of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) to extend our support for the Canadian Garden Council’s efforts to designate 2022 as the Year of the Garden.
Gardens play an important role in creating a safe place to bring people together and connect with our natural world. This initiative would be a vital community catalyst for greater learning, exploration, and connection for Canadians of all ages.” – Vanda Vitali, Canadian Museums Association
“A national year of vibrant celebration of the culture and heritage of the gardens of Canada will contribute to Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We need to educate and inspire Canadians of all ages to include gardens and gardening in their lives. Increased participation in gardening and gardening activities during the Year of the Garden will create a vital legacy to foster a healthy and sustainable future for Canada.” – Cendrine Mathews, Jardin Gratuit sur Facebook
“As a member of Canada’s Garden-Family, we are writing to you today in support of the Canadian Garden Council’s initiative to have 2022 officially proclaimed the Year of the Garden in Canada.
We also believe that It is important to celebrate the centennial of Canada’s horticulture sector which has and continues to contribute to the development of Canada and our values.” – Gail Henderson, Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society