Beban Learning Gardens thanks Nanaimo Community Gardens, the Province of British Columbia, Home Depot, and the City of Nanaimo Parks and Trades Departments for their help in making our Covered Work Space a reality.
Almost exactly four years after officially opening, one of the last items from the original design plan has been built. Volunteers on the Covered Workspace Committee had almost given up on ever getting this feature built as estimates came in so high. Then they saw an ad picturing a sturdy, good-looking but inexpensive gazebo, got creative, and decided that four such gazebos (10’ x 10’) placed in a square might just do the trick.
A year and one pandemic later, our covered workspace has been erected and is already being put to good use, enabling volunteers to work in the open-air and yet have some shelter. The need for this facility has become more important during the pandemic to allow normal activities to take place at the Beban Learning Gardens.
Thanks to Home Depot and the province of British Columbia for their contribution towards the cost of the gazebos and their ongoing support of our community garden projects. And, last but not least, to City workers who put it all together.