St. Anne Park Pop-Up Community Garden


Gardeners on the first day of the pop-up garden in St. Anne Park.
Photo credit: Paula E. Kirman

A pop-up community garden at St. Anne Park launched on June 5.

Jasper Place Wellness Centre/Food4Good oversaw the garden at 153 Street and 102 Avenue. Anyone from the community who wanted to take part in the garden helped on Wednesdays from June until September to tend the plants and share the harvest.

The harvest will be split evenly between anyone who comes on Wednesdays. If somebody walks by the garden and want to take some veggies, that’s okay too. This garden is meant for everyone. There are no individual plots at this garden. Everyone worked together (while staying two metres apart). The goal was to meet neighbours, enjoy the sunshine, and grow some tasty food.

COVID-19 safety precautions were taken. JPWC/Food4Good and the Stony Plain Road BIA provided the plants and seeds. The City watered the garden twice per week. Because this is a “pop-up,” the City will remove all the beds in late September.

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