Author: Sean Carney

The current plan

The garden will be located in the south west corner of Lynnwood Park, near the intersection of 69 Avenue SE and 18 Street SE.

The garden will contain:
42 raised wood beds filled with soil, some for rental and some for charity
2 water taps with hoses for watering
A garden shed for tool storage
A central gathering space with gazebo
Picnic tables and a harvest table
Fruit trees

The garden will also be fenced and landscaped.


We’ve received our approval for the garden from the city of Calgary. Thank you to everyone for your help so far. Our next steps include securing a license of occupation for the land (which will be negotiated between the city and MOCA), and fundraising to cover our startup costs. The build date will be dependent […]

Location Update

After consultation, we have decided to pursue another location in the community, the south-west corner of Lynnwood Park. We have already secured approval from the adjacent residents and confirmed that the Bantam Stampeders Football team doesn’t foresee any conflicts. Our next steps for this location are: Obtain approval from MOCA Obtain a soil test from […]

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 / Requirement Status 1. Contact 311 (Parks and Rec) with an expression of intent, and a shortlist of potential garden locations Done 2. Provide […]

Location Update

The city has selected a site in Lynnwood Ridge Park that they think has the best potential for a community garden. They have ordered a soil sample for this location as the next step towards approval. Below is a drawing to show what is possible within the space that has been selected.