Category: Progress Updates

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.

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.

Locations Considered

To determine the best location for the garden we worked with the community, MOCA and the City of Calgary to identify appropriate locations for the garden. See below for the locations considered: North of MOCA If placed closer to the ballpark, this location should receive adequate sunlight. Potential for rainwater harvesting from neighboring buildings. North […]