Valley Ridge Community Garden

The Valley Ridge Community Garden was built in 2012 by Valley Ridge
residents and consists of 31 raised garden boxes available for rent each
year, a large herb plot, four corner benches with flower boxes and a raised
stage which faces the west.  The Community Garden is located by the ice rink
and main playground just off of Valley Meadow Close.  The garden boxes
(plots) rent for $35/season and a VRCA membership of $35 is required.  The
Garden was created to encourage novice and seasoned gardeners to grow not
only plants, but friendships and knowledge  Online registration opens February 15th at 9am.  

The boxes can rent out quickly, in which case, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the 2017 waiting list.


The stage is available for use - please contact the
music in the garden coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We welcome you to come visit the Community Garden, sit among the flowers and
enjoy some quiet time.

 

GARDEN TALKS:  

Not interested in renting a garden box, but still interested in gardening or taking part in some of the events??  You can become a “friend” of the Valley Ridge Community Garden.  Register your email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will receive notices about gardening events (speakers, socials, work bees, gardening info etc.).

 

As part of the Calgary Community Gardens network, we have been invited to attend gardening talks in neighbouring communities.  These feature speakers from around the city on various topics.

Silver Springs – www.botanicalgardensofsilversprings.ca or https://silverspringsgarden.wordpress.com

 

West Hillhurst http://www.westhillhurst.com/whca-green-committee

 

 

Ready to rent a box?  Registration opens on February 15th at 9am!

 

Hover over the garden tab on this webpage (at the top of this page) and select "community garden registration"

Log in and purchase your 2017 VRCA membership and your garden box.  If you haven't already purchased a 2017 VRCA membership, you will be given the option to purchase it in conjunction with the garden fee.  YOU MUST HAVE A 2017 VRCA MEMBERSHIP or the Garden Committee will not be able to assign you to a garden box.  The VRCA Membership is needed for liability and insurance purposes.

        NOTE:  By registering for a garden plot for the 2017 season, I agree to the following code of conduct to help create enjoyable gardening for all.

  1. Maintain my garden plot by properly seeding, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting.  Maintain weeds in common garden areas.
  2. Use no synthetic chemical pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.  Follow composting and mulching guidelines provided by the Garden Committee.
  3. Will not give use of my plot to anyone, acknowledging that the Garden Committee coordinates all garden plot assignments.
  4. Select and carry out a volunteer duty for the garden and participate in spring and fall work sessions.
  5. Undertake an assigned period, usually one week, of watering duties in addition to your chosen volunteer job.
  6. Adhere and respond promptly to requests and communication from the Garden Committee.
  7. Absolve the Valley Ridge Community Garden and the Valley Ridge Community Association from any liability, financial or otherwise.

 

On February 15th at 9am, the registration for the garden opens.  After this time, if the website will not let you register it means all plots are rented.   Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to  add your name to the 2017 wait list.    Occasionally plots become available due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Garden members are assigned certain volunteer responsibilities to ensure that the garden season goes smoothly for everyone.  You will be asked for your preferences when registering.  Here are some of the volunteer options available:

          -Events Coordinator

        -Water Scheduler

        -Compost

        -Garden Experts

        -Herb Plot Maintenance

        -Garden Maintenance

        -Stage Maintenance

        -Weeders

        -Floaters

        -Grant Writer

          -Flower Box Maintenance