Our Progress

To start the garden, we are working on completing the City of Calgary’s requirements for approval. Here’s a summary of what is required for approval, and what we’ve accomplished so far:

Step / RequirementStatus
1. Contact 311 (Parks and Rec) with an expression of intent, and a shortlist of potential garden locationsDone
2. Provide documentation to the city supporting the proposal to create the garden.  This includes: Done
a. Community garden plan – A detailed description of the proposed garden Done
b. Garden group information – A detailed description of the garden group Done
c. Community support – Applications must be accompanied by: Done
i. A letter or board motion from the community associationRecieved
ii. Survey of neighbor’s support Obtained neighbor’s support
iii. Letters from other supportersConducted community survey
iv. Letter of support from AldermanObtained letter of support from Alderman
d. Financial plan / budget – Documentation of startup costs and the ongoing financing of the garden Done
e. Insurance – Proof of 5 million dollars of liability insurance Done