How it works: A community garden is a piece of land for community members who wish to garden, but either do not have the outdoor space or proper garden space in their backyards. The garden may be located on municipal land, parkland, in schoolyards or churchyards, and on privately owned land. Community interest and willingness to participate and maintain the garden must be acquired in order to fill out a city application and ensure there is continued upkeep of the garden. Once the desired piece of land has been acquired the garden area is divided up into plots. A member or a family of the community has access to a designated plot in order to grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, or ornamental flowers for the growing season.
Benefits of a community garden:
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
- Local, organically grown produce
- Food security
- Easy (walking) access to garden
- Community involvement – get to know your neighbors!
Community Gardens in Saskatoon: CHEP (Child Hunger and Education Program) works with community gardens throughout Saskatoon. To view a brochure of CHEP’s role in community gardens throughout Saskatoon click on the link: http://www.chep.org/cg/cg_brochure.pdf
Great link! Step-by-step pictures of the community garden process from start to finish!
If you have any interest/inquiries in participating in a community garden in your area please contact Ruth Kost at email@example.com. We will also be attending the community association meeting on Feb 5 to explain the garden process and answer any further questions there may be.