Sandown Centre Community Gardens
We envision a lively community garden space where you can get your hands dirty, grow food for your families, meet your neighbours, re-localize food production, and contribute to the regenerative stewardship project at the Sandown Centre.
What & Where?
The community gardens will be accessible from Glamorgan Road, adjacent to the Farmpreneur program and community program offerings. This ever-evolving growing hub is part of the larger Sandown site of forest, wetland and Tseycum creek headwaters. Therefore, it is essential that the community garden practices serve to steward and protect these ecosystems.
The design will feature 4ft x 10ft raised beds using the Douglas fir boards that once lined the Sandown horse stables. For the more experienced gardeners, we will also offer larger in-ground allotment plots - inquire with the garden coordinator for more details.
Local residents are invited to become part of the community gardens by renting a raised bed! Cost will be approx $100/calendar per bed which will include the use of water and tool access (additional cost of automatic irrigation and soil to be determined).
Your plot will be your own to care for through the year. Additionally, we will host several garden work bees through the year- your chance to meet neighbours and work together to equip and beautify the shared garden spaces. Participation in these work bees will be part of your responsibility as a plot renter.
At this point, we have full registration for the community gardens for Spring 2022. If you are interested to be on the waiting list, please register by emailing us at email@example.com.