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 […]
Category: Progress Updates
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.
Seeking volunteers who are interested in being part of a committee to help run the garden. If you’re interested in helping out, use the contact form to get in touch with us.
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.
To determine the best location for the garden we worked with the community, MOCA and the City of Calgary to identify appropriate locations for the garden. See below for the locations considered: North of MOCA If placed closer to the ballpark, this location should receive adequate sunlight. Potential for rainwater harvesting from neighboring buildings. North […]
Right now we’re starting by gauging interest in the community and are asking residents who support a community garden to sign our petition.