RIP GAGA founder George Bushell

We were saddened to learn that one of the founders of the Gloucester Allotment Garden Association, George Bushell, passed away this past Wednesday June 21.

His obituary can be found here.

For those of you who haven’t gardened with us for very long, you will notice his name on the green signs throughout the allotment gardens.

In 1981 George and some other keen gardeners were informed by the National Capital Commission that they were no longer willing to administer the allotment gardens that they had set up and managed since 1971. They offered the gardens to local government which at that time was the City of Gloucester. George and his colleagues worked tirelessly with the help of the City of Gloucester to set up the organization that we know today. He was President of the organization from 1981 until 2014 when he moved to Kitchener to be closer to his son and grandchildren.

We are privileged to carry on this task in George’s name.

Irene Harrison
GAGA President

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