Ontario declares community gardens essential source of fresh food

"The province of Ontario has re-opened community gardens and declared them an "essential source of fresh food" for people, including those who are facing food insecurity, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A media release issued Saturday morning said gardens will have to follow recommendations and instructions laid out by local medical officers of health, which includes physical distancing and regular disinfecting of commonly used equipment and surfaces.

It's an amendment to an emergency order issued on March 30th, which lumped community gardens in with other "recreational amenities" that were being closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

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