Community gardens are plots of where community volunteers produce food, flowers, native and ornamental plants, edible berries and food perennials. The garden collective takes initiative and responsibility for organizing, maintaining and managing the garden area. This participation provides neighbourhood residents and families with the opportunity to become engaged in a healthy recreation activity while growing nutritious food, meeting neighbours, learning about the growing cycle and beautifying open space. Community gardens build skills and create positive community development that is widely accessible to a diverse range of people.
Aden Bowman Collegiate and Community Garden Partnership
There is some rhubarb at the garden now and some strawberries thanks to one gardener who brought a whole bunch of strawberry runners.
Location: On the Aden Bowman Collegiate grounds at the corner of Taylor St. E. and York Ave.
Management: Operation and insurance are based on an agreement between the Saskatoon Public Schools, the City of Saskatoon, CHEP, and the Saskatoon Open Door Society.
Plots: Contact Tara Dean at DeanT@spsd.sk.ca for details.
Cost: $10.00 per bed.
Queen Elizabeth School Community Garden
The 2023 season is off to a good start. All eight garden plots have been topped up with compost and are currently being tended by various gardeners from the community, including the Open Door Society. All manner of herbs and vegetables have been planted and the plots are greening up fast. A small patch of fireweed is being planted as we begin the perennial pollinator plant collection. Four mini-plots will be added shortly as they expand the garden footprint along Taylor.
Location: On the Queen Elizabeth School grounds at the corner of Taylor St. E. and Eastlake Ave.
Management: Operation and insurance are based on an agreement between the Saskatoon Public Schools, the City of Saskatoon and CHEP.
Plots: Contact email@example.com or the Queen Elizabeth School office (306 683-7420) for details.