What is a Community Garden?

A Community Garden is a group of people coming together to nurture, develop and sustain a growing space in their community. There are over 80 community garden sites now operating in Edmonton promoting local, organically grown food; healthy and active lifestyles; and safer, more vibrant and connected communities.

Community gardens provide many benefits to Edmontonians including:

  • Recreation for all ages
  • Beautification of neighbourhoods
  • Healthy food production
  • Community building
  • Places to share gardening knowledge and experience

If you want to develop or expand a community garden project on City of Edmonton parkland, you will need to follow the Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide which outlines the main steps and supports available to complete this process.

Year of the Garden

2022 is the Year of the Garden. Join Edmontonians in celebrating gardening life.