The Inglewood Community Garden (under other names) has been active in the historic community of Inglewood since 2003. We believe that it is presently the largest (contiguous) community garden in Calgary and it also hosts a Communal Garden, which is (we believe, as of 2019) the largest in-ground volunteer managed vegetable garden in the city, dedicated to providing produce to local service organizations and garden volunteers.
What the Inglewood Community Garden does – is maintain 118 raised bed rental plots and 0.18 hectare [nearly 1/2 an acre] of Communal Garden dedicated to providing produce to local community service organizations and garden volunteers.
The Inglewood Community Garden offers gardening opportunities to all Calgarians without constraints based upon neighbourhood of residence, physical ability or financial resources.
The Garden boasts an enthusiastic volunteer cadre who, as well as being eminently practical and knowledgeable gardeners, are socially engaged and actively involved in extending the positive benefits of gardening to our community – through education, donation and co-operation.
The Inglewood Community Garden is located between Colonel Walker School and the Inglewood Community Association grounds…
The Garden’s Season begins as early as it is possible to work the ground in the Spring and continues until putting the plots to bed – around Thanksgiving in the Fall.
Hours of operation during the Gardening Season are:
From one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
A Brief History
- Victoria Park Gardens established in Victoria Park circa 1995
- Victoria Park Gardens relocates to Inglewood in 2003
- The Garden Path Society of Calgary (GPS) registered in 2003
- The GPS expands the garden area in 2007 and inaugurates a produce donation program named: Cornucopia
- The GPS celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of its presence in Inglewood in 2013
- In recognition of its close ties with the neighbourhood the GPS renames the garden as the Inglewood Community Garden
Officers and Members of the Board 2017 – 2018
Chair Julia Hinman
Vice Chair Vacant
Treasurer David Rountree
Members of the Board
Communications Director Natasha Guillot
Garden Operations Director Vacant
Volunteer Director Vacant
Fund Development Vacant
Members of the Board – currently without portfolio
Fortunately for the Garden, our local community service organizations, the neighbourhood of Inglewood and the city of Calgary at large – our volunteers are too numerous to list here at the moment … but we will! … eventually =:)