GARDENS GROW HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Would you like to garden but don’t have the space?

Purchase a plot for $40 per season.

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Due to technical difficulties during the April 13 Gardener’s Meeting, a representative will be contacting all those who expressed interest in the Whitecourt Community Garden.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the Garden this year! 

Please email grow@whitecourtcommunitygarden.com for further information.

GROW YOUR OWN GARDEN

The Whitecourt Community Garden is located beside Rotary Park in downtown Whitecourt. Garden plots are $40 each per season.


There are modified use requirements during COVID-19 health orders.

GARDEN PLOT LAYOUT

Plots are 12′ x 3′ x 18″ high.

GARDENER’S CONTRACT

To be signed and returned with payment.

HOW TO GET STARTED GARDENING AT THE WHITECOURT COMMUNITY GARDEN?

1. Check for plot availability by contacting the Whitecourt Community Garden Coordinator.

Call 780-778-3637 ext. 417 -or-

Email grow@whitecourtcommunitygarden.com

2. Receive plot assignment(s) from the Whitecourt Community Garden Coordinator.

Plots are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

3. Print, complete, and submit a Gardener’s Contract with payment.

A signed contract must accompany the payment. Each plot is $40 per season.

PAYMENT DETAILS: Drop off payment at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre, 58 Sunset Blvd in Whitecourt. Payment must be in an envelope clearly labelled COMMUNITY GARDEN. Payment can be made by cash or cheque (made out to Whitecourt Community Garden). The completed and SIGNED GARDENER’S CONTRACT must accompany payment – with the assigned plot(s) included on the contract. If you would like a receipt please indicate on the envelope and it will be sent via email. If you want the receipt mailed to you, you must provide your mailing address.

MODIFIED USE REQUIREMENTS DURING COVID-19 HEALTH ORDERS

Gardeners must comply with Alberta Health Services public health orders.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE GARDEN

TO GROW AND HARVEST FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  • To increase access to fresh produce to clients of agencies
  • To use locally grown produce at local food distribution locations agencies

TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN THE COMMUNITY

  • To promote gardening as a healthy activity for all age groups
  • To promote wellness in participants by increasing activity level, decreasing stress and restoring a sense of well-being

TO BUILD A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

  • To develop partnerships to build a vibrant and supportive neighborhood
  • To provide an opportunity for people experiencing social and economic challenges to positively engage in the community
  • To provide a venue for people to meet and share their knowledge and skills

TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

  • To provide opportunities for participants to learn about gardening from established community gardeners
  • To learn life skills including providing food for the family-
  • To allow a place to learn respect
  • To encourage growing practices that are sustainable and environmentally responsible

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS

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