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The Community Gardens Network (CGN) is committed to advocating for, developing, and sustaining community gardens on public and private lands in Guelph-Wellington.
The Community Gardens Network also:
- Supports capacity development of community gardeners, partners and the public at large through training, education and workshops.
- Engages children, youth and school boards in growing community gardens and food security education.
City of Guelph Community Gardens Program
The Community Gardens Program is a new program that is now being implemented after a successful two year pilot project. Several volunteers at each test garden worked hard through flooding, droughts, dozens of meetings and hundreds of conversations and, many organizations made community garden dreams a reality by offering money, materials, seeds, plants, time and knowledge. The Community Garden pilots became a source of pride, exercise, friendship and of course fresh food. We look forward to neighbourhoods throughout the city reaping the benefits of community gardening. To learn more click here
Want to start a community garden? Deadline for applications has been extended to January 15th, 2013! To apply click here
Find a Community Garden
Gardens on City Property
Grange Hill Community Garden: Located at Peter Misersky Park, Auden Road. Call the Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group, 519-836-9427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Onward Willow Community Garden: Located beside Shelldale Centre, 20 Shelldale Crescent. The garden is part of the Onward Willow Better Beginnings Project. Call 519-824-6892 or email email@example.com
Gardens on School Board Property
Brant Avenue Community Garden: Located at Brant Avenue Public School, 64 Brant Avenue. This garden is a collaboration between the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group and the school. Call the Brant Avenue Neighbourhood Group, 519-821-9243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parkwood Community Garden: Located on Stephanie Drive, this garden is a collaboration between Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group and the Upper Grand District School Board. Call Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood Group, 519-824-6340 or e-mail parkwood.g.n.g.@bellnet.ca
Waverley Community Garden: No garden plots are available, but people can sign up to help in the garden or with related activities. The food goes to people in need, and those who have helped with the garden. Call the Waverley Neighbourhood Group at 519-821-9677, or e-mail email@example.com
Other Community Gardens
Ignatius Farm Community Garden Plots: Affordable garden plots available just north of Guelph, 5420 Highway 6 North. Call 519-824-1250 ext. 265, or email firstname.lastname@example.org More info…
Priory Park Community Vegetable Garden: Open to anyone. Located beside Priory Park Baptist Church on their property at 8 Torch Lane. No church affiliation required. Minimal fee of $10.00 for plot rental, and a $20.00 deposit per person—rental funds go back into the garden for supplies and maintenance. Plots are rotor tilled in the spring, and garden tools and water are provided. Call Sue Woodward, 519-836-7950 or email email@example.com.
Three Willows Community Garden: At Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Road. Plots are available in spring on a first-come, first-serve basis. There’s a nominal fee. No church affiliation required.
Call Three Willows, 519-822-7690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Rivers Community Garden: Located at Huron and Oliver in St. Patrick’s Ward. Plots are on a first-come, first-serve basis but preference will be given to those in the neighbourhood. There is no fee but members are expected to participate in general maintenance of the larger site. Call the Two Rivers Neighbourhood group, 519-837-4248, or email email@example.com
More to come…
Meetings and Contact Information
You’re welcome to come to our next meeting. Please contact us or watch the events listing for dates. Interested in more information on community gardens in Guelph-Wellington? Please contact the Community Gardens group via the form below: