Community gardens contribute to community development, civic participation, neighborhood revitalization, environmental awareness and a healthier lifestyle.
A community garden is a shared space where people in a neighbourhood work together to improve the space and grow food. The garden may include individual or family plots and often supports neighbourhood food banks. Some have a fee structure where residents rent a garden space and manage their own plot.
- There are over 120 community gardens in Ottawa.
- 25+ are on land owned by the City of Ottawa.
- The City manages the Kilborn Allotment Garden.
- All other community gardens are managed by volunteer garden coordinators, who are members of their particular garden.
- Garden coordinators make decisions regarding the operations of their garden.
- Find a community garden.