WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR GARDENING SKILLS?
COME JOIN YOUR NEIGHBOURS IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
About the Community Garden
Michele Heights and surrounding area worked hard to secure land for a community garden in their local park. Land for a community garden in Michele Heights Park was approved by the City of Ottawa on June 15, 2006.
Membership fee for the season use of a full sized plot
Membership fee for the season use of a small plot
Members will be asked to sign a Garden Membership agreement and are required to volunteer at least five hours during the season to support the Gardens.
Note: Members are permitted to renew for the following season at the fall meeting following the clean up. Payment for renewal is required at that time.
Members should come to our planned clean up of the garden in late Spring.
For information on registering a community garden plot please contact:
Barbara Nawaratil at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hany Ibrahim (Community House Coordinator)
2950 Penny Drive, Unit 102
Whether you have gardening experience or whether you want to learn, all are welcome!
Community Members Working Together
Tenants and homeowners living in Michele Heights wanted solutions to access to healthy food and security in the community. When a suggestion was made that a community garden would address both these issues, the community latched onto the idea and promptly began identifying possible locations for a garden.
Since its inception, through the hard work of members the community, the garden has grown to include 31 full sized and 8 small plots.
Community members saw the importance of community gardens to: Help people grow healthy and affordable food
Help reduce crime by bringing people together across all cultures, ages, incomes, ability, and gender
Build skills among community members
Provide recreational and leisure activity
Beautify and green the neighbourhood
Create a space for people to gather
Increase community pride.