2022 has been a busy and exciting year, getting the garden built and off the ground. We think it’s time for a celebration of what we’ve accomplished, and an opportunity to gather with the community. With that in mind, save the date of August 20th 2022 for our grand opening celebration. It will be a […]
Author: Sean Carney
We’re now on Instagram
The Lynnwood Ogden Community Garden is now on Instagram. This is a great way to see (literally, in pictures) what’s happening at the garden site and what our gardeners are up to. You can follow us at: https://www.instagram.com/lynnwoodogdencommunitygarden
Fundraising – GoFundMe
Yesterday we shared that we have enough funds to proceed with phase 1 of the garden build. With that in mind we are fundraising for phase 2 – building a fence around the garden to keep critters out. ]To kick this off, we’ve started a GoFundMe campaign if you want to donate directly to the […]
We’ve received enough funding to begin construction on the community garden, but this will only cover the bare essentials (aka, phase 1). We have applied for many grants and since we don’t know when or if they will be approved, we’ve divided the build into four phases so that we can use the money as […]
Reserve your garden box for 2022 today!
As the community garden progresses towards our build date, we are ready to begin taking reservations for garden boxes for this season. If you’re interested in reserving a garden box, please follow the blue link below to get your name on the list. We are not taking payments yet but I’ve included pricing below as […]
The current plan
The garden will be located in the south west corner of Lynnwood Park, near the intersection of 69 Avenue SE and 18 Street SE.
The garden will contain:
42 raised wood beds filled with soil, some for rental and some for charity
2 water taps with hoses for watering
A garden shed for tool storage
A central gathering space with gazebo
Picnic tables and a harvest table
The garden will also be fenced and landscaped.
We’ve received our approval for the garden from the city of Calgary. Thank you to everyone for your help so far. Our next steps include securing a license of occupation for the land (which will be negotiated between the city and MOCA), and fundraising to cover our startup costs. The build date will be dependent […]
After consultation, we have decided to pursue another location in the community, the south-west corner of Lynnwood Park. We have already secured approval from the adjacent residents and confirmed that the Bantam Stampeders Football team doesn’t foresee any conflicts. Our next steps for this location are: Obtain approval from MOCA Obtain a soil test from […]
To start the garden, we are working on completing the City of Calgary’s requirements for approval. Here’s a summary of what is required for approval, and what we’ve accomplished so far: Step / Requirement Status 1. Contact 311 (Parks and Rec) with an expression of intent, and a shortlist of potential garden locations Done 2. Provide […]
The city has selected a site in Lynnwood Ridge Park that they think has the best potential for a community garden. They have ordered a soil sample for this location as the next step towards approval. Below is a drawing to show what is possible within the space that has been selected.