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Community Gardens

From Spring through Fall, the Community Gardens are a feature of the Park, Gardeners visit daily to tend their plots - growing everything from vegetables to dahlias. We have a waiting list for the gardens, and there are rules and guidelines that our gardeners are expected to adhere to.

GVP Community Gardens
community plots
  • Gardeners must maintain the paths around their gardens.

  • Plots must be kept tidy and weeded

  • Plots must be thoroughly weeded by May 1 and cleaned up at the end of the season by Oct 31

  • You will be notified if your plot is not satisfactorily maintained throughout the season

  • If the plot remains unacceptable within a specified period, the GVP Board will assume responsibility for the plot and assign it to another gardener on the waiting list

  • In respect of your fellow gardeners, do not plant rows of tall items (like sweet corn), or erect structures that may shade your neighbor's garden. If you wish to cover items such as tomatoes, keep such coverings less than one meter above the ground.

  • No herbicides or pesticides are to be used in the garden plots

  • Please bear in mind the aesthetics of our Park. We discourage the use of orange plastic fencing.

  • Community Gardeners are expected to volunteer at our clean-up days (Spring, Fall and Pre-Plant Sale. We also expect some volunteer activity at the Plant Sale (1st Saturday in June). 

  • There is also the opportunity for Community Gardeners to join the Friends group on Tuesday mornings for general park clean-up.

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