About Us


About Us

Who

The Garden Path Society of Calgary is a Calgary based non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to administer the Inglewood Community Garden.

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The Inglewood Community Garden (under other names) has been active in the historic community of Inglewood since 2003. It is presently the largest (contiguous) community garden in Calgary; it also hosts a Communal Garden which is the second largest in-ground vegetable garden in the city dedicated to providing produce to local service organizations and garden volunteers.

What

What we – the Garden Path Society of Calgary – do is manage the Inglewood Community Garden.

What the Inglewood Community Garden does – is maintain 110 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.

As noted elsewhere (on this website, if not the world at large) – the Inglewood Community Garden – is currently the largest (contiguous) community garden in Calgary; it also hosts a Communal Garden which is the second largest in-ground vegetable garden in the city and which is dedicated to growing and providing produce to local service organizations and 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.

Where

The Inglewood Community Garden is located between Colonel Walker School and the Inglewood Community Association grounds…
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When


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

Why

Forty-two

How

Officers and Members of the Board 2017 – 2018

Officers

Chair Julia Hinman
Vice Chair Closed without nomination
Treasurer David Rountree
Secretary Closed without nomination

Members of the Board

Education Judy Marsh
Communications Director Natasha Guillot
Garden Operations Director Closed without nomination
Volunteer Director Closed without nomination
Fund Development Director Closed without nomination

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! … sooner or later =:)

 

BTW ... here's what we look like ... in 2017