Downtown Community Garden - Calgary, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildwoodke
N 51° 02.859 W 114° 04.206
11U E 705360 N 5659208
Quick Description: This community garden, installed in planters that once held flowers that froze off in the fall, has been put to good use a plot of land in the concrete jungle of downtown Calgary, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 12/14/2009 9:50:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM7WWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 4

Long Description:
"Downtown garden sows seeds for Calgary food bank.

Amid Calgary's downtown office towers and traffic, two concrete flower planters have been converted to grow 20 different herbs and vegetables.

The produce harvested from the community garden on Barclay Parade, on Third Street S.W. between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, will be donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

The garden was planted over the May long weekend, and the first harvest is expected at the end of this month.

"Every community garden that you will find is usually in a residential area and is used for the residents to plant their own gardens and to maintain so they can have their own fresh produce," said Caralyn Macdonald, marketing manager of Downtown Calgary, on Tuesday.

"What our goal here is just to add more to the downtown core and then also give back to Calgary and the Calgary community by donating the harvest vegetables and herbs to the food bank."

Workers from nearby businesses have volunteered to take care of the garden.

The project is a partnership between Downtown Calgary, the Calgary Food Policy Council, Sunnyside Home and Garden Centre, the City of Calgary and the food bank.

Some of the produce planted in the garden:
Rhubarb
Green beans
Green onions
Kohlrabi
Swiss chard
Beets
Turnips
Carrots
Thyme
Sage"

See: (visit link)

This story which ran in June 2009 kicked off the harvest of vegetables...the final harvest was mid September...hopefully a success to carry on in 2010 and beyond.
Address:
6th Avenue and 3rd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada


Location:
These planters are located along the street at the address given above.


Hands-on or educational programs: Yes - phone for more information

Telephone number: 311 for the City's operator

Community garden's website: Not listed

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the community garden. Write a description about your visit to the garden. A photo of one of your favorite elements of the garden would also be a nice addition, but not mandatory.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Community Gardens
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
petendot visited Downtown Community Garden - Calgary, Alberta 7/19/2015 petendot visited it