Chestermere has two community gardens. One is located within city limits and the other is located in a rural area outside of the city on a privately-owned acreage.
The Rural Community Garden
Chestermere's first community garden opened in 2011, south of Chestermere High School with the support of residents, volunteers and Chestermere’s Regional Food Bank. Also, this project would not have been possible without the support of the Nagy family, whose land is where the garden is located.
The garden brought like-minded people together to join in a cooperative gardening venture. Starting with 12 plots in 2011 to 27 plots today, the garden has increased in size over the years, allowing the gardening community to grow with it.
The garden provides a strong sense of community and allows for social and informal gatherings for gardeners and their families. The rural community garden is at the epitome of Chestermere's mission of 'creating an amazing place to call home' through innovation and community collaboration.
Urban Community Garden
Chestermere's second community garden opened in the spring of 2016. It is located at the corner of West Lakeview Point and West Lakeview Drive and consists of 34 plots.
Most of the plots are utilized by Chestermere residents, however some plots are being utilized by the Parent Link Centre, Chestermere Regional Food Bank and Chestermere Lake Middle School. Our intent is to encourage community and gardener participation and create a supportive gardening community.
The garden is in a partnership with Chestermere Lake Middle School to provide the students with an opportunity to have a hands-on learning experience. Thanks to the support of volunteers, Chestermere Parks, City Council and Synergy, and the Funding partners such as TD friends of the Environment Foundation, Walmart, Evergreen and AltaLink (the donor for the land for the garden), Chestermere's second community garden is a wonderful place to connect and garden together.
How to Register?
To learn more, please contact the Community Development Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (403) 207-7050 Ext: 7094.