Community Gardens at Mowry Commons
We provide two distinct community garden programs allowing people of all backgrounds and skill levels to participate in a variety of ways and learn about organic gardening practices. All gardeners are part of a knowledge-sharing community with access to fresh produce and regular activities including educational workshops, community potlucks and team working bees.
Personal Garden Plots
Our individual plot garden program provides an opportunity to rent one of several garden beds for the season. Plot-holders are responsible for planting, harvesting and watering their own plots throughout the season. This program allows experienced gardeners to participate in the wider garden community while allowing them a space to grow their choice of annual plants. Individual plot gardeners can access the garden any time during daylight hours and are encouraged to participate in a watering roster and bi-monthly garden meetings.
Cooperative Workshare Gardens
The Cooperative work share garden is a unique community gardening program that welcomes members of all talents and skill levels. Under the guidance of the Steward of Food Production and Community Gardens shareholders work together to grow a variety of annual and perennial crops in a large plot that grows in size to fit the needs of the gardeners. Each shareholder commits to tend the garden weekly from May-September and in exchange receives a full share of the produce at every harvest. Shareholders are included in all garden planning including decisions about the planting schedule, work-days and the watering roster. The co-operative model makes the most of everyone’s contribution, providing gardeners with a regular supply of seasonal produce for a relatively small time commitment. This program also provides excellent learning opportunities and allows for rotational gardening practices, which sustain and enrich the soils each year.