Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate

Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate

The neighbourhood is the home of the newest Red Deer community garden

Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate

Riverside Meadows residents now have a place to garden with their neighbours.

A community garden, at 5503 58A St., is now open in the Red Deer neighbourhood; the project was led by the Riverside Meadows Community Association and the City Chapel Fellowship, the church that owns the land.

Chad Krahn, community association vice-president, said it took three years to complete this project.

“Hopefully this transforms a vacant lot into a place of real community connection,” Krahn said.

Riverside Meadows unveils new community garden via Red Deer Advocate


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Tsuut’ina green thumbs gather to create community garden for food bank via CBC

Tsuut’ina green thumbs gather to create community garden for food bank via CBC

Tsuut'ina green thumbs gather to create community garden for food bank via CBC

A dozen volunteers on the Tsuut’ina First Nation are getting their hands dirty for the good of the community.

With a little help from Grow Calgary, members of the band have been digging, tilling and planting all week to create a community garden.

Everything grown will ultimately go to the Tsuut’ina Nation Food Bank.

“We can feed about a thousand families come July with what we are growing, which works out nicely because next month will be the one-year [anniversary] for the food bank,” said Crystal Starlight.

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Solar panel lights up the Community Garden via UCalgary

Solar panel lights up the Community Garden via UCalgary

Solar panel lights up the Community Garden via UCalgary

Summer took a little longer than usual to arrive this year, but it was worth the wait for members of the UCalgary Community Garden Club near Cascade Hall — a new garden shed has been equipped with off-grid solar that will provide some electricity in a sustainable way to help power phones and other equipment.

Every year, the Community Garden Club invites dozens of members to connect with food by planting, tending and harvesting a bounty of fresh organic vegetables. This year, thanks to the help of another campus club, Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE), the gardeners will be able to plug in while they work.

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