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Community Garden

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We are excited about food sustainability and, thanks to many generous donations of time and materials from various community members and partners, we are happy to provide small raised bed plots of soil for community members to grow food for their household adjacent to our main office and next door to the seniors’ complex in Clearwater. In addition to the individual garden plots, there are also strawberries, rhubarb, grape vines, plum trees and an apple tree for all to share in the harvest. The purpose of the community garden plots is to grow vegetables; however, we are always interested in beautifying the garden grounds however, so if you have landscaping ideas for outside the garden plot boxes, please notify the office. There are also some basic tools available (a wheel barrel, shovel, hose) by the garden shed to share.

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As funding and available workers permits, we plan to increase the number of raised beds available and continue making improvements to this community asset.





Our supporters – thank you!

2009

  • Silverdew Hardwoods; peatmoss
  • Borrow Enterprises Ltd.; hauling
  • North Valley Supply; building materials
  • Wadlegger Logging & Construction; fencing material, wood chips

2012

  • North Thompson Communities Foundation; watering system, arbours & gates

2014

  • Day of Caring (RBC employees/volunteers); work bee

2015

  • Rooted by the River and Jenkins Rd. Garden Centres; vegetable plants

2016

  • Clearwater Secondary School (woods program); two new garden boxes
  • Wadlegger Logging and Construction; lumber
  • MacLennan Farms; topsoil
  • Grizzly Growers; tomato plants
  • Bahai Summer School (youth group); work bee

2017

  • Wells Gray Community Forest; garden enhancement project
  • Clearwater Secondary School; garden shed construction

2018

  • JCP Project work crew; garden box construction

2020

  • Fraser Basil Youth Council; 2 new community composters

Garden plots are free of charge, however, use of the plot needs to be renewed each year for the growing season. We ask that each individual's garden bed-plot is respected and the purpose of the community garden is preserved through those who wish to garden abiding by some basic rules of courtesy which they are to at the time they apply for a bed. For more information, contact Joanna at 250.674.3530.

Click here for the Community Garden Guidelines and Job Sign-up.

New** Community Composting Program

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Fraser Basin Youth Council, there are now 2 high capacity tumbling composting units for the Community Garden and the surrounding community to use for green waste disposal! One of the units is at the YCS Community Garden site and another is at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Please contact the Coordinator to get your free kitchen collection pail become a registered user. Registered users are also allowed a share of the finished compost for their own use.

 

If you are interested in useing a plot in the community garden, please contact Joanna at 250-674-3530

Links/Publications:

2021 Clearwater Community Garden – Garden Application and Agreement

Community Garden and Composting Coordinator: Joanna Hurst

Email: joanna.h@yellowheadcs.ca

Phone: 250-674-3530