Gardens - Specialty Gardens

The neighbourhood garden

As diverse as the members who tend them, the community gardens started by the Afri-Can FoodBasket serve up a mix of international flavours

Here's a list of organizations across Canada that can help you find community gardens in your area. Some oversee gardens themselves, others are umbrella groups that can refer you to the garden nearest you. Additional groups that may be able to help you in your search are local parks and recreation departments and food banks. Fees (if any), size of plots, and availability of soil amendments vary from location to location.

Many community gardens are listed at www.cityfarmer.org, but as Michael Levenston at City Farmer in Vancouver says, "It's best to call a local group first because they have the latest information. Phone numbers and names of contact people change before we can update that information on our Web site." If you would like to add or change an entry, please email our online editor

NEWFOUNDLAND
MacMorran Community Centre
Box 21046
St. Johns, NF A1A 5B2
709/722-1168

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Wilfred J. Smith Community Gardens
56 Bayfield St.
Charlottetown PE C1A 1G6
902/894-4873

NOVA SCOTIA
Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton
Box 28, Stn. A
Sidney, NS B1P 6G9
902/490-4720; 902/567-6282
acapcb@fox.nstn.ca

Clean Nova Scotia Foundation
126 Portland St.
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H8
902/420-3474
fax: 902/424-5334
www.clean.ns.ca/contact.html

NEW BRUNSWICK
Moncton Community Services Department
655 Main St.
Moncton, NB E1C 1E8
506/853-3516
fax: 506/859-2629

QUEBEC
City of Montreal Community Gardening Program
Recreation, Parks and Community Development Department
5319 Notre Dame de Grace Ave.
Montreal, PQ H4A 1L2
514/ 872-6363
fax: 514/872-4585

ONTARIO
Community Garden Network of Waterloo Region
Box 1633, 99 Regina St. S.
Waterloo, ON N2J 4V3
519/883-2254
http://192.237.29.249/publications/gardensites.html

Ottawa Community Garden Network
221 Nelson St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 1C7
613/244-2804
fax: 613/789-4086
rjc@sandyhillchc.on.ca

Toronto Community Garden Network
238 Queen Street W.
Toronto, ON M5V 1Z7
416/392-1668
cgnet@foodshare.net

MANITOBA
Winnipeg Community Gardens
1539 Waverly St.
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0V7
204/986-2665
fax: 204/986-7610

SASKATCHEWAN
Regina Community Gardens
Box 1790
Regina, SK S4P 3C8
306/777-7546
fax: 306/777-6774

Child Hunger and Education Program Community Gardening
C/o Jodi Crewe, co-ordinator
250 C 2nd Ave. S
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1M2
306/655-5379
fax: 306/655-5512
hejira@sk.sympatico.ca

ALBERTA
Edmonton Area Community Garden Network
Box 2359
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
780/496-6997
fax: 780/496-4978
john.helder@gov.edmonton.ab.ca

Community Garden Resource Group
Calgary Horticultural Society
208 - 50 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2S1
403/287-3469
fax 403/287-6986
office@calhort.org

BRITISH COLUMBIA
City Farmer
801-318 Homer St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 2V3
604/685 5832
fax: 604/685 0431
cityfarmer.org/vanccomgard83.html#vanccomgard

LifeCycles
527 Michigan St.
Victoria, BC V8V 1S1
250/383-5800
fax: 250/ 386-3449
www.coastnet.com/~lifecycles

Strathcona Community Gardener's Society
782 East Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1V7
604/253-4718

YUKON
Downtown Urban Garden Society
32 Sunset Dr. N.
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 4M8
867/668-5774
fax: 867/668-4150.

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