March 13th 2021
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.
Show your Support
January 23rd 2021
Right now we’re starting by gauging interest in the community and are asking residents who support a community garden to sign our petition.
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||Contacted 311|
|2. Provide documentation to the city supporting the proposal to create the garden. This includes:|
|a. Community garden plan – A detailed description of the proposed garden|
|b. Garden group information – A detailed description of the garden group|
|c. Community support – Applications must be accompanied by:|
|i. A letter or board motion from the community association||Obtained board motion from MOCA|
|ii. Survey of neighbor’s support|
|iii. Letters from other supporters||Conducting community survey|
|iv. Letter of support from Alderman||Contacted alderman’s office, awaiting response|
|d. Financial plan / budget – Documentation of startup costs and the ongoing financing of the garden|
|e. Insurance – Proof of 5 million dollars of liability insurance|
Want to know more or help out? We’d love to hear from you!