High Level Community Gardens
High Level is a rural community in the most northwest corner of Alberta and is approximately 3,600 in population. It is within this capacity that the Community Gardens has emerged. The community garden started in 2006 and has had some successes as well as some setbacks, but overall has proven to be a sustainable project and relevant to the community’s needs. The goal of the community garden is to benefit the community in a variety of ways. These include to grow their own wholesome food, it is an opportunity to meet neighbours and make new friends, it is a wonderful way to beautify an area in order to create greener spaces, and it provides gardeners the opportunity to participate in a healthy, inexpensive leisure activity.
In 2011 raised garden beds were created, as a result there are 14 plots available to any interested community member. Currently there are two sites for the community garden. The first site is at the Parent Link Centre, where there are 8 plots and the second site is the Room to Grow Daycare, where there are 6 plots. High Level Community Gardens is currently able to offer the plots and seeds for free to any community member who is interested, and we would like to be able to continue to offer this service for free. Not only would we like to continue to offer this opportunity for free, we aim to expand our gardens to include more plots, add a tool shed for the Parent Link site, purchase some gardening tools, deliver workshops for adults and incorporate a children’s gardening curriculum into existing child agencies programming. We are excited and are anticipating the 2014 gardening season.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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