Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.
— Anne Raver

The results of the Strathearn Community’s Garden’s first year have been well worth the hard work. A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this garden happen!!

Planning the Garden

From May 2017-May 2018, The Strathearn Community Garden group completed many applications to the City of Edmonton, created a design, and secured a $5000 grant from Sustainable Food Edmonton. No other community garden in the city has been able to complete all these steps in one year.

On May 12, 2018, we held a compost fundraiser, where we raised $3542 for the build. Thank you to all our volunteers and to all who purchased compost.

Building the Garden

In June we built 16 raised beds and a compost bin. We purchased our shed from Kenilworth Jr. High’s shop program and had it towed to the site. A water tank, picnic table, and tree and raspberry seedlings completed phase one of the garden.

The second phase of the garden build occurred in August. We added two more raised beds, stone beds for shared herbs and flowers, a central bird bath, and three benches built by SEESA (Southeast Edmonton Senior’s Association). Check out the transformation:

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Next Steps

2018 Annual Meeting and Harvest Celebration Dinner– September 30 at the Strathearn Community Hall

Meeting at 5:00pm; Potluck Dinner to follow at 5:30pm

Interested in leasing a plot? Come celebrate with us! Please attend our Annual Meeting and Potluck

Harvest Dinner on Sunday, September 30. Hope to see you there!

 

Contact us: strathearngarden@gmail.com

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