A Community Garden Pilot Project has been approved for Bishop Park (50 Amelia St., Elmvale). The municipality will provide the lands required for the development of an allotment garden.
Community gardens support Simcoe County's Food Security Framework and aligns with the Township's Pillars of Commitment. Community gardens and other urban agriculture provide opportunities to increase access to healthy food. The Springwater Community Garden will be an outdoor space where the community can meet, plant and care for vegetables, flowers and herbs. The allotment plots will be available to rent annually for a small fee.
What are allotment gardens?
Allotment gardens are a type of community gardening where individuals or groups rent a garden plot on a seasonal basis to grow produce. Plots are maintained by their assigned gardeners. Allotment gardens work well for individuals or groups that are looking for space to grow produce.
How the Township supports community gardens:
- Designated land for the planting area
- Maintenance of surrounding trees and park space, including grass cutting, pruning and horticultural maintenance.
- Supply of water access
- Assist the Community Garden group, where possible, and when necessary, with any disciplinary actions should any rules of the Community Garden Policy and/or Contract be breached.
The Township is seeking individuals interested in volunteering time to help oversee the designated garden and the Community Garden Policy and Code of Conduct.
To volunteer for the Community Garden please email Recreation indicating your name, interest and contact information.
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Thank you for your interest. All of the plots have been rented for the 2021 season.
Gardeners will be required to read and sign the Community Garden Rental Contract and abide by the Community Garden Policy. The Township oversees the administration and registration of the garden plots. The Community Garden will be open from May 1 to October 31 each year.
The plot preparation, extra soil or manure materials, tools, operation and maintenance of the community garden will be the responsibility of the applicant.
Single Plot: $10 + HST / annual fee
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