Grow fresh vegetables in a rented garden plot on the front lawn, and meet your neighbours.
The ESG community garden is currently made up of 9 raised bed rental plots (each 28 square feet in size), but we are growing. The vision behind the community garden is to use church land to draw closer to creation by offering opportunities to tend to plant life, while also drawing closer to one another as a community through the shared labour involved in gardening.
Rental plots are offered to the community at the cost of $70.00/gardening season, and renters have easy access to water and communal tools. Renters are invited to participate in educational gardening programs and community garden gatherings organized throughout the growing season.
With funding through Canada Summer Jobs, ESG employed three summer students in 2019 to participate in the tending of the garden. Countless volunteers offering their wisdom and skills, as well as generous financial (TD Friends of the Enviornment Foundation, Faith & the Common Good) and in kind donations (The Scotts Company) have made this garden possible.
For more information, contact Samantha Cavanagh, Project Flourish Coordinator.