Sunalta Gardening Opportunities!
Community Garden - Individual Plots
Sunalta's community garden is located behind the Community Hall at 1627 10th Avenue SW. We have 20+ plots available for you to grow your own food, herbs, flowers, and plants.
THERE ARE NO MORE PLOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2023.
Communal Garden Beds - Collective Gardening Program
Our communal garden beds are an opportunity for community members to gather and connect and learn about growing food together in community!
This program occurs every 2nd Tuesday from 6-7PM and is led by our amazing friend and gardening expert, Janet Melrose - Calgary's Cottage Gardener. Janet Melrose leads us in planting, watering, and harvesting our gardens. This program is FREE to join and open to all. For the schedule of 2023 Collective Gardening Sessions, see below or check out our Programs Calendar.
Sept 12 (potato roast!)
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? We are looking for people to join our Watering Squad! These folks will sign up for shifts available every two days to come and water the communal beds! If you're interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Check out our new COMMUNITY GARDEN BED ADDITIONS! A big thanks to Sunalta residents who came and helped with the project!
Sunalta Wild Flower Garden
Did you know Sunalta is home to its very own Wildflower Garden? Located on the corner of 14th Ave and 16th ST, this lot was donated to Sunalta by a previous resident.
Since then, our passionate and dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly for decades to cultivate a gorgeous and flourishing wildflower garden in the heart of Sunalta. Many events take place here throughout the year. We have a shared compost, a little library and many plants that need love and care. This is good place to meet some new neighbours while digging in the dirt. It is also a great place to meet a friend for coffee.
We are ALWAYS in need of people interested in volunteering their time to help keep our Wildflower Garden beautiful. Join our garden maintenance group, which gathers every week!
Wildflower Wednesdays @ the Wild Flower Garden
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Last year we were so lucky to partner with ReGenerate Design who led us in developing and implementing a Garden Stewardship program. Learn more HERE.
Join us for a chat and to pull some grass.
Good for the garden, good for you!
Please email Grace for more information
Sunalta Gardening Workshop Series - 6 sessions March- November
Our amazing friend Janet Melrose, Calgary's Cottage Gardener has guided us along the path of community garden and growing food in small spaces. She leads Sunaltans in multiple different gardening workshop series a year. For more information on Janet's Gardening Workshops at Sunalta, email Grace or phone her 403-333 -7175.
Additionally, Janet has co-published six books on gardening in the Prairies. Tap in to all of her secrets/ Now you can keep her wisdom on your coffee table. Check them out here.
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