Community Garden program

Community gardens temporarily closed

On March 26, 2020, all Strathcona County-owned outdoor hard surface amenities are closed until June 15 or further notice. This includes community garden spaces. These measures are in place to keep our community safe and enable social distancing.

Strathcona County will continue work to follow the advice of Alberta Health Services to limit the spread of COVID-19, and ultimately, to keep our employees, customers, community and visitors healthy and safe.

Please note: The April 15th garden leader orientation meeting is cancelled, as all in-person public engagement sessions have been suspended due to COVID-19.

Group of gardeners in community garden

Strathcona County’s Community Garden program helps residents and local non-profits establish community-led garden projects in County parks and green spaces.

Community gardens create a healthier, more livable community by helping residents grow food and build relationships with neighbours.

Get involved

The Community Garden Program is open to all Strathcona County residents, and it is guided by the following principles:

  • Walkable –  used and enjoyed by those who live in the community
  • Inclusive – welcoming and gathering space open to everyone
  • Community-led – designed for the community, by the community

There are two ways you can get involved with the program:

  • Join an established garden – visit the garden of your choice (view Urban Agriculture map), and take time to talk with garden members at their site to learn how the group runs the garden. Please note that community gardens are popular and waitlists are common. 
  • Start a new community garden – work together with other residents to start a new community garden. To be successful, community gardens need people power, purpose and a plan. Note that only a few garden sites can be approved and built each year. Our staff will guide you through the planning and application process so you can start growing your idea. To get involved contact us by phone or make a request through County Connect.

Find a community garden

View all of the community gardens in Strathcona County on our Urban Agriculture online map.

Starting a community garden


Further information:

County Connect

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Last updated: Monday, April 06, 2020
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