WSCR Community Hub & Garden

Some important resources for you:

Below are several useful links for members who have joined the community garden.

WSCR Community Garden Handbook for 2019

Accessing Water at the Garden

Identification Guide for Alberta Invasive Plants

Policies and Procedures

Early renewal for 2020 open to current gardeners

 

 

150 lbs. of vegetables donated to Calgary Food Bank

Read more about our bountiful harvest from the philanthropic beds this year.  Thank you to the team who volunteered to manage the beds from planting through harvest.

Making our Garden More Beautiful

On your next visit to the Garden, you will notice that the central bed on the left side of the walkway has received a major facelift.  With over 30 shrubs, grasses and a weeping caragana tree, this will surely grow into a beautiful feature of our Hub & Garden.  A heartfelt thanks to Mary, Anna and Kevin for planning and planting the bed.  The next step is to plant the bed on the right side of the walkway as you enter the garden later this week.  Thanks to Gertie for planning this bed. This project would not have been possible without the generous support of our local COOP store. 

Gardening with Heart!

Adam, Anisa, Elizabeth, Isla, Holly, Manny & Scott

Under the Sunday morning sunshine, our philanthropic bed team gathered to plant carrots, onions and potatoes.  When the beds are ready for harvest, the crop will be donated to the Calgary Food Bank and Inn From the Cold.   Thanks to the team and COOP Store Manager, Scott James and COOP Produce Manager, Manny Duvette who volunteered to help us!

Water has been turned on!

We have changed the valves on the hose keys from a knob to a lever.  Please be cautious and ensure that no one is in the line of the water spray, since you get to the full robust pressure very quickly.

Gardeners’ Get-together on Saturday May 18
9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Calling all of our gardeners to a brief meeting on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community (800 85 St. SW).  The meeting will be held in rooms 134/136 in the southwest corner of the building.

This will be a chance to meet your fellow gardeners, sign up for your volunteer team, ask any questions, and offer any ideas for our 2019 season.

We hope to see you there!

All beds are rented for the 2019 season!  

Spring is here! All of our beds have been rented.

For more information on Bed Rentals click here.

Based on last year’s experience there may be a small number of cancellations in the next couple of weeks.  If you want to join a wait list, please follow the normal registration process. You will be notified if a bed becomes available.  To be put on a list to be notified when rentals begin next year, please e-mail communitygarden@wscr.ca

Warm sunshine for our Pumpkin Hunt

Our young gardeners searched for pumpkins in the garden and received stickers to decorate their pumpkins and some Hallowe’en treats.  Thanks to Blair Poyntz of Blair’s No Frills for donating the pumpkins for this event!


Happy Thanksgiving!  

Thanks to Pierre Gagnon and Kevin MacDonald who braved the snow and cold to complete the installation of our entrance sign to the garden!

Remember to renew your bed before October 31 if you want to be guaranteed the same bed for 2019.  We have almost half the beds renewed already!  Renew Now

82 lbs. of potatoes, onions and beets were harvested and donated to Calgary Food Bank from our philanthropic beds.

Thanks to Mary MacLeod, Gertie Hegholz, and Karla Gibson for digging up the harvest from the philanthropic beds! The vegetables were sorted, cleaned and donated to the Calgary Food Bank. Mary has set a goal of achieving a 100 lb. harvest next year!


 

Thanks to Karla and Matt Gibson for volunteering to label all of our tools!

 

 

Celebrate the Official Opening of our Community Hub & Garden on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 9:45 a.m.

Join us on the patios for our Official Opening.  It’s been a wonderful first growing season!  Vegetables are ready for harvest. Our volunteer teams have been keeping the site and sheds looking tidy all season. Nine benches will be installed in the coming weeks. It’s time to celebrate! The speeches will begin at 10 a.m. and we promise to keep it short. There will be refreshments and time to socialize. Hope to see you there!  Thank you to Tim Horton’s for donating the refreshments.

We welcome the community to enjoy this beautiful space alongside the many gardeners who rent beds.

Below are several useful links for members who have joined or who are interested in joining the community garden.

WSCR Community Garden Handbook for 2019

Accessing Water at the Garden

Identification Guide for Alberta Invasive Plants

Garden Angels
If you would like to be involved in our gardening community, without renting a bed, we would appreciate some “garden angels” who would help with the planting and maintenance of our philanthropic beds.  The harvest from these beds will be donated to Calgary Food Bank and Inn From the Cold.   Please email communitygarden@wscr.ca to let us know that you can help!

Garden Photo Gallery