About Us


About Us

Who

The Inglewood Community Garden has been active in the historic community of Inglewood since 2003. We believe that it is the largest (contiguous) community garden in Calgary and it also hosts a Communal Garden, which is (we believe) the largest in-ground solely volunteer managed vegetable garden in the city dedicated to providing produce to local service organizations and garden volunteers.

What

What the Inglewood Community Garden does – is maintain and rent 119 raised beds and 0.18 hectare [0.44 acre] of Communal Garden of which approximately 501 sq m [599 sq yds] has been planted out and is dedicated to providing produce to local community service organizations and garden volunteers.

The Garden offers gardening opportunities to all Calgarians without constraint 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 donation, co-operation and education.

Where

The Inglewood Community Garden is located between Piitoayis Family and Colonel Walker Schools and the Parks Calgary greensward adjacent to the Inglewood Community Association grounds.

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When

The Inglewood Community Garden gardening season begins as early as it is possible to work the ground in the Spring and continues until putting the beds to rest – around Thanksgiving in the Fall.

Hours of operation, until further notice, are:

8:00 AM until 8:00 PM


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 in 2007 and inaugurates a collaboration program named: Cornucopia

 The GPS celebrates the Tenth Anniversary of its presence in Inglewood in 2013

 In recognition of its close ties with the neigbourhood the GPS renames the garden: The Inglewood Community Garden

Why

How

Officers and Members of the Board 2020

Officers and Members of the Board

Chair Julia Hinman
Vice Chair Vacant
Secretary Carol Flynn
Treasurer David Rountree

Directors and Members of the Board

Communications Mitko Toshev
Digital Services Shawn Diehl
Environmental Design Julian Warring
Events and Education Wendy McClosky
Fundraising and Grants Development Vacant
Infrastructure and Maintenance Humphrey Shupenia
Planting Plan and Communal Garden Angie Schmidt
Volunteer Vacant

Volunteers

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 =:)

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