Community Garden

We’re a group of Summerlea residents who are starting a community garden. We believe Summerlea should have a community garden because

  1. The growing spaces in our yards are shrinking. We’re putting in firepits and ponds, and the maturing trees are casting more shade.
  2. Like many people, we want to grow more of what we eat.
  3. Our park could use more diversity. A garden in the park would foster a community presence with more adults and perhaps older children and teens, all engaging in a healthful, natural, rewarding activity.
  4. Community gardens add value and beauty. Think beyond vegetables plots and imagine a fruit orchard, and flowers for cutting. Community gardens are good for the soul and for property values too.

Where we are now

We’re currently in the Strategy phase of this project. Here’s our draft terms of reference for the community garden committee. And here’s our report to the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Summerlea Community League.

If you would like to help, now’s the time to get in on the ground. To join us or find out more, call JoAnne at 780-487-0645, or email communitygarden@summerlea.org.

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