The Blue Gecko Community Garden
Welcome to the Inglewood Community Garden
The Inglewood Community Garden is a volunteer led community garden located in the heart of our neighbourhood. Next to the Community League Hall at 12525-116 Avenue we have 11 boxes that are dedicated for community league members to garden out of throughout the season as well as a number of flowering pollinator beds, a raspberry patch, rhubarb plants and “the dirt patch” which we use to grow food for our community U-Pick. The Community Garden is possible thanks to support from the Inglewood Community League and active volunteers in the community and perhaps even people like you…
How to Become Involved
Boxes are available for the 2021 garden season. Plots are assigned to, and harvested by, individuals, families or households with a valid Inglewood Community League Membership. We also welcome community groups who would like to maintain a plot collectively.
If you are interested in joining the Garden as a new member, please fill out this google form so we can add you to our list of interested gardeners.
We also welcome volunteers who are interested in becoming involved in the garden without taking on an individual plot. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time throughout the season.
Garden Rules and Operations
The garden season runs from late May through September/October each year, with start/end dates adjusted according to weather conditions. Gardeners are required to read and agree to the 2021 Inglewood Community League Garden Contract. This document outlines the rules for garden box rental, the garden structure and organization and outlines the general rules for participating in the Community Garden.
Being part of the Inglewood Community Garden means being part of a team to grow great food, engage in the community and lend a hand in maintaining the garden space. Participating in the garden means:
- Keeping your garden bed free from weeds and other unwanted plants
- Assisting in keeping the entire garden space beautiful – picking up garbage, watering the communal and pollinator beds, weeding the flower beds, etc.)
- Participate in three garden clean ups during the season (spring clean up, mid-summer maintenance and fall shut down)
Gardening in the times of COVID
We acknowledge we are still in a global pandemic. While there is an end in sight, the Inglewood Community League and Garden is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all. The Inglewood Community Garden will follow all City of Edmonton and Provincial Health Guidelines in effect over the course of the growing season.
The Community Garden Coordinators will communicate the most accurate and current information throughout the growing season.
Key Dates for the 2021 Growing Season
- February 28 – Garden Form is available for gardeners to submit their interest in participation
- April 15th – Deadline for submission of interested in participating in the garden
- May 1st – All selected gardeners are notified of their box number
- TBD (Weather Depending, hopefully mid-May) – Spring Clean Up
- Other Key Activities throughout the Season
- Spring Social (if permitted based on Provincial/Municipal Health Guidelines)
- Mid-Summer Garden Maintenance Work Bee and Social
- Fall Clean Up and Potluck (if permitted based on Provincial/Municipal Health Guidelines)
Running the Garden is a benefit to the whole community. This benefit is provided at a minimal cost to not act as a barrier to those who might not have the means to garden.
We are run by a group of dedicated volunteers, if you are interested in contributing to the Garden either through a financial contribution or the donation of gently used gardening supplies, please reach out to the garden coordinators (at email@example.com) to see how you can help out.
Inglewood Revitalization and Garden Rehabilitation
As part of this, the garden Coordinators are working on a plan to expand, grow and enhance the community garden. Check back here for more details on what we have planned.
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org