Community Garden

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The Banff Trail Community Garden was established in 2010 and has been a great place for community members to grow fresh vegetables, get to know community members of all ages, and contribute to creating a beautiful space to be enjoyed by all. The garden space has grown to include 30 raised beds, 4 perennial beds and several communal growing spaces.

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Community Garden

Those who join the garden have access to a raised bed for their own produce and also agree to contributing to the care of the shared spaces throughout the season. Three times a year we gather for work days (2 in the spring and one in the fall) and members also sign up for a week of garden care between May and September where they weed and water the communal spaces. We are so thankful for all the people who happily give their time to weeding, watering, mowing and turning the compost…it takes many hands to maintain this beautiful space.

All of the beds have been spoken for the 2016 season so if you are interested in joining the garden you can contact the membership coordinator at btcommunitygarden@gmail.com to put your name on the wait list.

Our Gardening is better than our spelling...
Our Gardening is better than our spelling…

Common Questions about the Community Garden:

How can I get a garden bed?

  • Contact the membership coordinator at btcommunitygarden@gmail.com
  • In order to be a member of the community garden you must:
    • Live in the area
    • Be a current member of the Banff Trail Community Association
    • Pay an annual garden rental fee to the BTCG ($25/season)
    • Agree to and sign the BCGG Garden Membership Agreement & Guidelines

Must I volunteer as a member of the BTCG?

The Banff Trail Community Garden is 100% volunteer run. Members commit to participating in garden work days (3 times a year) and to general garden maintenance throughout the season.

Are pesticides used in this garden?

This is an ‘organic’ garden. No pesticides are used. No chemical fertilizers are used.

Is the Garden open to the public?

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the garden. It is meant to be a gathering space for all. Stroll through the garden and relax in the pergola. Please respect the garden space and do not pick the flowers or produce that belong to the BTCG members.

Who can harvest the produce?

The produce and flowers in this garden are planted, grown and maintained by the members of the BTCG.  Only BTCG members may harvest the produce and flowers.

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