We’re starting a community garden in the Lynnwood Ogden area.

Location Update

March 13th 2021

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.

Show your Support

January 23rd 2021

Right now we’re starting by gauging interest in the community and are asking residents who support a community garden to sign our petition.

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 locationsContacted 311
2. Provide documentation to the city supporting the proposal to create the garden.  This includes: 
a. Community garden plan – A detailed description of the proposed garden 
b. Garden group information – A detailed description of the garden group   
c. Community support – Applications must be accompanied by: 
i. A letter or board motion from the community association Obtained board motion from MOCA
ii. Survey of neighbor’s support 
iii. Letters from other supportersConducting community survey
iv. Letter of support from Alderman Contacted alderman’s office, awaiting response
d. Financial plan / budget – Documentation of startup costs and the ongoing financing of the garden 
e. Insurance – Proof of 5 million dollars of liability insurance 

Contact Us

Want to know more or help out? We’d love to hear from you!