Community Gardening for Burlington Residents
November 14, 2016
Author: Park Property Management
Living in an apartment doesn't always give you easy access to an outdoor space for growing fruits and veggies.
Cities across Ontario have stepped up and are offering community gardens for people that don't have space for gardens themselves.
Right now, in the city of Burlington, the community gardens are getting ready for the 2017 gardening season. The season runs from May 1st to October 22nd, 2017. Of the four locations available, the Maple Park Community Garden is within walking distance from our Burlington Apartments.
If community gardening is something you want to participate in, apply online or in person at The Burlington Seniors' Centre. Applications are accepted until November 30th. Any late applications are submitted for the 2018 gardening season.
All applications are entered into a lottery, and on December 1st, garden plots are drawn. Notices for all drawn applications will go out the first week of December so registrants know which location and plot that have been given.
Soil, water, compost, are included in the $50 seasonal fee. You will also have access to a garden shed and some large gardening tools.
Over the winter, participants in the community gardens can start to prepare their growing plants. Pick the types of fruit or vegetable you wish to grow, purchase seeds, and prepare your seeds. If you are new to gardening this planting guide can help.
Other cities that offer garden plots include:
Etobicoke had great success with their Gardens Pod Project and are looking to start again for the 2017 growing season. Click here and keep watch for news on participating for the 2017 season.
Gardens available to the public in Kitchener and Waterloo can be found here.