Thursday, April 9, 2020

Garden plots rental 2020

We hope you and your family are well and have everything you need during this challenging time.  

We got some updates and recommendations from the City of Calgary on COVID-19.  From the City of Calgary perspective community gardens are still open:

There are some garden plots available. If you are interested in renting one, please email

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Garden startup - seed exchange

Getting ready for the Community Garden Startup Seed Exchange 
Saturday April 28 at 1-2pm in community garden

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Garden beds rental 2018

Spring is here. Want to grow some food together? Come and sign up to rent a community garden plot.

There are some garden beds available. If you want to rent one, please email

Thursday, November 23, 2017

2018 Community Garden Plan

Hi everyone,

I just attended a Community Garden Leaders gathering event that hosted by Calgary Horticulture Society last week. We shared experiences for success, challenges, advises with other community garden leaders.

It was very helpful and practical for me as a new leader. Some of the community gardens face some challenge issues like people didn't take responsibility that  they promised. So, they have to set some kinds of rules/agreements...

After attending the event, most importantly, I realized how lucky I am. I have to thank all our gardeners that I didn't need to deal with those problems. As a lazy leader, I won't set any rules/agreements if I don't have to. I appreciated all of you did such a good job at your part. THANK YOU ALL!

As we will have a Sherwood Community Association meeting next week, and we have the Calendar Planning for 2018 topic in the meeting. I think I should get the garden plan for 2018 ready before the meeting. I was thinking I can process the planning on winter, but things happened not as we expected all the time. So, I made the plan as outlined below. I am open to any changes for suggestions and ideas. If you don't understand something or have any questions, let me know.


2018 Sherwood Community Garden plan:

April: Garden Opening - seeds exchange
September: Harvest Festival
October:  Garden plots clean up for winter

Garden plots watering:
  • All gardeners sign up for watering in a shared file calendar
  • Water all the plots in the garden if you sign up to water for the day
  • Maintaine the shared plot if needed

Weekly gardeners gathering:
  • Gardener who watering the plots that day host this event
  • All the gardeners take turns
  • Allow gardeners work together in the garden
  • Allow community neighbors drop by and ask questions
  • Allow kids (all kids in the community) drop by to harvest/help with the shared plot produce
  • A shared plot that plant with fruit, herbs, vegetable, or edible flowers
  • Plants maybe are planted by ActivateYYC event (City event that we are applying)

Monthly topic workshop:
  • Host once a month
  • Open to all community neighbors
  • Volunteer from our gardeners will host this event
  • Topic will be picked by the volunteer (i.e. planting zucchini, pest control, pruning tomato…)
  • Non-formal workshop
  • Volunteer can just pick a topic and google it
  • Share the information in the workshop
  • It’s too much work to organize a workshop with a good qualification person for the cost and the size of the workshop

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Garden clean up

Hi everyone,

Hope you enjoy the gardening experience this year. It's the end of growing season now, and it's the time to clean up our plots. I would set the clean up time on Oct.14 (Sat.) at 1:30pm. 

If you can't make it for some reasons, you can clean up your plots anytime you want. For the plot that you are going to keep for the next year, you can do whatever you want as long as you pay the membership and plot fees on January.

For the other plots that you rented this year, make sure you get all the plants/stuff out of the plot, and make the soil level.  Please make sure the plot around area is clean up and get the garbage out of the garden by yourself. You should put your plants to your home's compost bin.

During the clean up time, we can share ideas what do you want our garden to be. Looking forward to see you all!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ingredients from our garden for the Harvest Festival

I am surprised we got quite a lot of ingredients donation from our gardeners for the Harvest Festival soup and salad. Thanks for your generosity!

I should take more photos. The plastic bag in the first photo is just for the salad, but I saw there were 3 bags for the soup and I forgot to take a photo. The other two photos are just some of my harvest :)

Good job everyone! Hope we get better the next growing season!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sherwood Harvest Festival

Join us to our Harvest Festival to celebrate the end of the growing season of our community garden. There will be crafts for the kids to decorate the fence with painted flowers, refreshments like a delicious soup and salad prepared with our own vegetables and vegies gift bags for residents, first come first serve.
Sep 15, 2017 (Fri.)
at 5:30pm - 7:30pm MDT
Sherwood Gate Park
(Area beside the community garden)

Photos from the event:
Fence arts are made by children in the festal