Showcasing stunning gardens for a good cause

Lisa Goudy
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Candace Bjorge poses in front of her gardens during the Hunger in Moose Jaw garden tours on Saturday.

After six years of planning, Candace and Rick Bjorge were proud to show off their gardens to the public.

“We’ve done all the work ourselves,” said Candace. “I’ve become a bit of a bird watcher since we put the stream in because the birds come in and they bathe in the stream.”

Their home was one of 10 locations in Moose Jaw showcased as part of the Hunger in Moose Jaw gardens tour on Saturday. All funds raised go toward the school-year lunch program that feeds in-need students.

“It’s a lot of work to get your garden all ready and let 150 or 200 people come through in a day. That’s a lot,” said Carol Acton, executive director of Hunger in Moose Jaw. “I always want to say how much we appreciate the gardeners for sharing their gardens with us and the volunteers and the work that they do for us as well.”

Acton estimated that the tour raised between $3,500 and $4,000, which she said was a “good turnout.” Last year they raised $4,800 and Acton said it was the biggest year they’ve seen.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Hunger, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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