About Us

The Gage Park Community Garden was established in the summer of 2011.  We are a not-for-profit community group dedicated to building and maintaining a community of gardeners in the Gage Park area.

Some of our goals include:

  • Providing community members access to a garden space and land to grow on
  • Helping to educate and promote gardening as part of a healthy and wholesome lifestyle
  • Helping to create a progressive and prosperous neighbourhood of involved individuals
  • Helping to spread the knowledge of issues related to food security
  • Helping to bring individuals together to share knowledge

The garden has 21 ‘private’ plots that are rented each year.  In addition, there are 3 communal plots where gardeners work together to cultivate and harvest crops.  The produce from 2 of the 3 communal plots is reserved for community food banks and kitchens in the area.  The produce from the other communal plot is for the gardeners.

Everyone is welcome at the Gage Park Community Garden; if you are interested please contact us by e-mail at gageparkgarden@gmail.com

overview of Gage Park Community Garden 2011
overview of Gage Park Community Garden 2011
flowers in Gage Park Community Garden

4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello fellow gardeners. I am Greg and you may recall I volunteered to be one of communal plot coordinators this season. I have been searching for local groups (wards 3 & 4) who would make good use our produce. I happened upon Environment Hamilton’s Food Box Program through this week’s Community News in the Free Press and discovered there is a pick-up location on Ottawa Street North at the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre. I spoke to Maureene Ninham who is the Child Nutrition Coordinator with the centre and she likes the idea. What do you think?

  2. Hello again gardener friends. Today I worked at a local soup kitchen called The Olive Branch on Rebecca St. I mentioned to the proprietor Earl that we will have fresh produce available in season for donation and that I would like bring him some. He really liked the idea and the Olive Branch feeds 50+ people every Wed, Thurs and Fri, 52 weeks per year. We now have two distributors for our fresh produce who are able to dispense to the needy immediately.

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