St. James Community Garden Expansion Initiative

David Messer Guelph Smart City Office • 24 November 2020
Fresh swiss chard: the garden's rainbow.
Grow, Grow, Growing: Expanding St. James' Community Garden Program

In 2021 St James, Fergus will expand its Community Garden Program to a second site to provide more plots for those who wish to grow their own produce.

The existing site has operated for a number of years with many of the plot owners being individuals referred by the Food Bank.

The second site is untilled urban space that will require tilling and fertilizing so assistance will be made available as needed.

We also plan to offer mini garden kits to encourage people to grow their own food. These kits can be delivered to individuals who want to try mini gardening in their own small spaces, (garden, car port and balconies can be used). Kits are easy to use and require minimal maintenance after set up and are also fully compostable at the end of the season.

Everyone in the Community Garden Initiative will be invited to attend workshops to learn the tips and tricks of the trade. We also plan to arrange a visit to a farm operating sustainable gardening principles.