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Cultivating personal, neighborhood and environmental well-being through a welcoming garden community.
Cultivate community through a welcoming, accessible neighbourhood garden that provides opportunities for community partnerships.
Fertilize environmental stewardship by raising awareness about sustainable urban agriculture
Pollinate educational opportunities by sharing garden experiences, showing children how food is grown, and demonstrating a vibrant food garden
Germinate healthy living by growing nutritious food, being physically active, and enjoying a peaceful place.
The Winakwa Garden Program raised garden boxes measure 3’x 9’. Our gardeners have access to 2 water totes and compost bins onsite. Please adhere to the following protocols when gardening at the Winakwa Community Garden site:
· Bring your own garden tools
· Bring your own watering can
· Only garden in your designated raised garden
· Help weed/water in the in-ground plotted areas
Registrations takes place in the spring and can be done online through the Winakwa Community Centre. Due to the pandemic the raised garden box fees will remain at $20 to reach more people of our community to have access to food security. Registrations will continue until all 38 raised boxes are rented for the season.
Raised garden boxes will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis once fees are paid in full. In subsequent years, rental raised garden box members from the previous year may request to keep their previous garden box but may not be granted the same raised bed based on demand.
Registrations take place in the spring and can be done online through the Winakwa Community Centre. Due to the pandemic the raised garden box fees will remain at $20 to reach more people of our community to have access to food security. Registrations will continue until all 38 raised boxes are rented for the season.
Interested gardeners who do not receive a raised garden box will be maintained on a waiting list. Raised garden boxes are non-transferable.
Our garden has a Free Produce Shelf on-site where you have the option of placing any overabundance of crops which will be available to everyone in the community.
Both adjacent high schools, Windsor Park Collegiate and Collège Beliveau, have their own assigned in-ground garden plots free of charge as an initiative to involve students in learning about food security, soil amendment and to be more active in the community. The students take part in their schools Garden Club Programs and have their areas marked.
Please note that due to rising food costs there is a higher chance of misappropriation of food. The Winakwa Garden Committee continues to designated the North East in-ground plotted areas for the public to help deter theft, donation to our community and for replacement crops.
The Winakwa Garden Committee is proud to offer our community access to free fruits in the way of a mini urban fruit orchard on-site. There are a wide variety of fruit bushes and trees such as apples, pears, plums, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, haskaps and more!
We look forward to our continued partnership with Windsor Park Collegiate and Collège Beliveau school staff and students, the Louis Riel School Division, the Winakwa Community Centre Board, our local MLA’s, and the community residents on growing this initiative. Happy planting and see you in the garden!
We continue to work on the growth for the betterment of our community and need your help! You can reach out to our committee for volunteer opportunities and/or to become a committee member at