GARDENS

U-Grow Organic Community Gardens offer garden plot rentals for you to grow organically, whether you are an experienced or novice gardener. Experience the joy of growing your own vegetables and flowers. Choose from a variety of garden sizes and get your hands in the dirt!

PLOTS

Standard plot sizes are between 300 and 600 sq. ft., starting from $170 per year. Larger garden plots are available. Contact us for available sizes and prices. A clean-up deposit is required, refundable in October provided your garden is returned to us cleaned-up and ready for Spring, and we have received your Garden Input Record.

 

Tilling 

All gardens are provided to you ready-tilled.

 

Facilities

For your comfort we have a restroom and picnic areas. Storage facilities are available for your garden tools.

 

Water 

All gardens have water taps nearby and gardeners are welcome to fill their containers with pure fresh spring water to take home for drinking.

GROWING ORGANICALLY

As the U-Grow is part of a larger Certified Organic Farm, we must adhere to what is allowed and specified in the Canadian Organic Standards guidebook. For details, click on U-Grow Community Garden Agreement.

 

We provide or direct you to untreated seed sources, organic transplants, organic fertilizers, and share our gardening tips. Many of our gardeners practice their own seed-saving.

 

We will be organizing seed exchanges for members of the U-Grow beginning spring of 2014.

THE FARM

Stuart Bucholtz as lived here for nearly 40 years and has dedicated much time and energy into restoration of the heritage

farmhouse and farm buildings, as well as promoting good stewardship of the land.

 

A long-time organic gardener, he and his partner Barb Shelly grow extensive vegetable and flower gardens, run a greenhouse, maintain a heritage orchard, grow berries, raise sheep, pasture and forage crops. Realizing the desire for many people to participate in their own food production, they have dedicated a portion of the farm for the community gardens at the U-Grow.

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