The Capitol Hill Community Edible Garden is a grass roots, community initiative with a goal of connecting people in the neighbourhood by growing food, flowers, and herbs together on the grounds of the Capitol Hill Community Centre. Built in June of 2014, the garden consists of 27 raised garden beds that are available for residents of Capitol Hill to rent out for the growing season. There are also communal beds where all gardeners are responsible to maintain.
How you can experience the garden
The hexagon beds have been planted with herbs and edible flowers and are communal, so the public is invited to learn about, and taste them. See our herb and edible flower descriptions below to find out more about what's growing in these beds.
We welcome you to check out the gardens, and see what's growing. Please refrain from picking or tasting from any of the rectangular beds as they are lovingly tended to by a gardener. No pets allowed in the gardens, and please watch young children carefully as they like to put rocks into the beds.
To find out how you can participate in the community garden project, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a series of photos showing the progress of the garden build.
This garden was made possible with the support from The Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities, the Calgary Foundation's Neighbour's Grant, the City of Calgary Parks, and last but not least, the dedicated community volunteers who served on the Garden committee, designing, planning, and organizing the funding and garden build, and also for those that came out to lend a hand or two with constructing the garden from the ground up. This project was truly a team effort and we were so lucky to have the "Dream Team" on hand!
Please check out the gallery for more community garden delights and inspiration!