Community Building through Gardening
The Growing Strong Neighbourhoods Project has four gardens:
- Glen Garden - has 51 garden plots, and is located on Glenforest Drive
- Multicultural Garden - has 36 garden plots, located on Ashburn Avenue (off Bayers Road)
- Killam Garden - has 14 plots, built by Killam Properties on Plateau Crescent
- Mosaic Garden - has 32 plots, located on Willet Street (near Mosaic Church)
Who can apply?
Anyone who lives in the Clayton Park, Fairview or Mumford area can apply. Although the gardens are very popular amongst newcomer families, gardens also are held each year for long-term residents in the neighbourhoods where the gardens are located. The goal is for the gardens to become a place where people can not only grow healthy, fresh vegetables to feed their families, but also a place where newcomers and long-term residents can interact, learn from each other, and feel less like strangers. All gardeners share a raised bed (each family plot is approximately 4'x 6').
As a gardener you will:
- Share a garden bed with another family. Each plot is approx 4’x 6’. Plots are open to everyone in the neighbourhood. Priority is given to gardeners from the previous year, but plots usually become available each year.
- Plant within 3 weeks of being assigned your plot and take care of it during the growing season. Commit to taking care of the compost, garbage and keeping the common areas of the garden neat, along with other gardeners.
- Learn new things about gardening, food preservation, composting, and maybe practice a new language! You will be invited to workshops, fun events, and work-parties where you can get to know other gardeners and become part of a garden community.
Gardens are now full for 2019. Send your application now to get onto the waiting list for 2020!
For more information please contact:
Heather Asbil | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902.406.8657
With special thanks to IRCC and Halifax International Airport Authority for supporting this program in 2019.