Community Gardens in Headwaters

To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

Caring hands turn public lands into community gardens. Community Gardens not only create productive spaces within the community, they build community and an appreciation for local food.

  • Families cultivate plots that provide them with fresh produce and opportunities to teach their children about the wonders of life and nature.
  • Neighbours work together, sharing the effort, the experience and the each other’s company.
  • Students of all ages get active, hands-on learning about how the food they eat is grown.
  • Volunteers are rewarded with the fruits of their labour and surplus produce is often donated to worthy causes.

Generally, each Community Garden has a champion, or organizing group, that coordinates the activity for the garden.

  • Volunteers of all ages are always welcomed to share the experience and the bounty.
  • Great way for high school students to earn the volunteer hours that they need to graduate.
  • Activities starts in May and continue until everything has been harvested in the late fall.

The HFFA website lists some of the Community Gardens in the Headwaters Region. You can use the contact list to get involved with the Community Garden in your neighbourhood. If your Community Garden is not on the list, contact us and we’ll add it.

Community Gardens in Headwaters

Mulmur: Primrose Elementary School
Location: East edge of school property at Primrose ES, 636064 Prince of Wales Road, Mulmur.
Contact: Shelagh McNulty
Email: mcnulty.shelagh@gmail.com

Orangeville: Princess Elizabeth Public School
Location: South-east side of the playground at Princess Elizabeth P.S., 51 Elizabeth Street, Orangeville
Contact: Kim Thomson
Email: kim.thomson1234@gmail.com
Phone: 519-217-1590

Orangeville: Orangeville Community Garden and Orchard
Location: Centre Drive between the Beer Store and Dufferin County Office at the Edelbrock Centre
A section of this garden and a plot at Dufferin Garden Centre on C-Line are dedicated to growing food for Food Bank clients.
Contact: Gary Skinn
Email: garysurbanfarms@gmail.com
Phone: 519-215-2439

Palgrave: Albion Hills Community Farm
Location: 16555 Humber Station Rd., Caledon
Contact: Amanda Stibrany, General Manager
Email: info@albionhillscommunityfarm.org
Phone: 647.920.9614

Shelburne: Shelburne Community Garden
Location: This garden has been at the north-east edge of the yard at Centre Dufferin District High School near the alley. However, recent construction in the area may require its relocation for 2016. Keep up on developments via their Facebook page below.
Contact: Maille Martin
Email: uiscgebanan@gmail.com
Phone: 519-925-2013
Facebook.com/shelburnecommunitygarden

 

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