EPRA is looking into the possibility of setting up a community garden and there are a couple of spots that have been identified for potential use. A few residents have already expressed interest but before continuing we would like to get more input to see if there is enough interest to pursue this. If you have any questions, feedback, or would like to hear about some of the areas in Elbow Park being considered for this project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll have a member of the planning committee get in touch with you.
BACKGROUND ON COMMUNITY GARDENS:
Typically, a community garden is a single piece of land gardened by a group of people. Residents would be able to rent individual or shared plots of land within the garden. Community gardens offer people and the community many benefits. They provide opportunities for both recreational gardening and food production, in underutilized spaces. Community gardens are great for the environment. They bring people together and may reduce crime rates in the neighbourhood by increasing visibility and engaging citizens in positive initiatives. There are many examples of community gardens throughout Calgary, for example, Inglewood Community Garden, Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Garden, Marda Loop Community Crop, and Bankview Community Garden, to name a few.
For more information about Community Gardening in general, please visit the Calgary Horticultural Society’s website at https://www.calhort.org/get-involved/community-gardens/
The EPRA Community Garden Committee