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Community Garden

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We are excited about food sustainability and, thanks to many generous donations of time and materials from various community members and partners, we are happy to provide small raised bed plots of soil for community members to grow food for their household adjacent to our main office and next door to the seniors’ complex in Clearwater. We ask that each individual’s garden bed-plot is respected and the purpose of the community garden is preserved through those who wish to garden abiding by some basic rules of courtesy which they agree to at the time they apply for a bed. The purpose of the community garden plots is to grow vegetables; however, we are always interested in beautifying the garden grounds however, so if you have landscaping ideas for outside the garden plot boxes, please notify the office. There are also some basic tools available (a wheel barrel, shovel, hose) by the garden shed to share.

Clearwater garden.jpgIn 2012 we were given a grant by the North Thompson Communities Foundation for the garden water system and many upgrade contributions to the Community Garden. The garden now has two beautiful arbors marking the entrances from both sides for the convenience of the seniors and those coming in from the YCS parking lot. There is also a small greenhouse where seedlings can be started thanks to the Job Creation project in 2012. As funding and available workers permits, we plan to increase the number of raised beds available and continue making improvements to this community asset.

garden 2.jpgGarden plot are free of charge, however, use of the plots needs to be renewed each year for the growing season. If you are interested in using a plot in the community garden, please contact Joanna at 250-674-3530 (DLCC) or email at joanna.h@yellowheadcs.ca in early spring to sign up!

As funding and available workers permits, we plan to increase the number of raised beds available and continue making improvements to this community asset.


Our supporters – thank you!

2009

  • Silverdew Hardwoods; peatmoss
  • Borrow Enterprises Ltd.; hauling
  • North Valley Supply; building materials
  • Wadlegger Logging & Construction; fencing material, wood chips

2012

  • North Thompson Communities Foundation; watering system, arbours & gates

2014

  • Day of Caring (RBC employees/volunteers); work bee

2015

  • Rooted by the River and Jenkins Rd. Garden Centres; vegetable plants

2016

  • Clearwater Secondary School (woods program); two new garden boxes
  • Wadlegger Logging and Construction; lumber
  • MacLennan Farms; topsoil
  • Grizzly Growers; tomato plants
  • Bahai Summer School (youth group); work bee

 Links/Publications:

Clearwater Community Garden – Garden Application and Agreement