Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Please Vote for the Acadia Community Garden

Hi Everyone,  

Linda Berry is the lead for the Acadia Community Garden and I am also a volunteer working on it. Our grant application has been accepted for voting as a grassroots project.  Please consider following the link and voting for the garden every day. Please ask your friends, family, co-workers to vote for the garden every day. It only takes a moment!   

The public and the Calgary 2012 Cultural Ambassadors vote and each month the projects with the most votes receive funding.  We had to change our original location sadly due to the main Atco gas line running through the site, but the City of Calgary found us a new home.   

We would use the funds to purchase materials for items like the raised garden beds, the compost bins and the shed for tools.   For more info about the grant and how you can to help - please see below....

Thank you for considering voting for this awesome project for Acadia!


A Community Garden for Acadia

If you would like to have a Community Garden in Acadia, join us on the Acadia Community Garden Committee. A Community Garden gives people the opportunity to grow their own food or flowers in raised beds on public land. This enhances the health and wellness of everyone in the community.

We're planning to begin building a garden in Acadia in Spring 2013, and have secured a new site, but we still need to fulfill some City requirements, and do some serious fundraising, before we can build.

We need some dedicated volunteers to fill committee positions, as well as casual volunteers for everything from putting up posters, fundraising, building, and so on. If you have time and interest in this important community-building project, contact us at:

Linda Berry at 403-270-8411
Corinne Sandhurst at 403-253-2577

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 5, at 7:00 pm, at the Acadia Recreation Complex.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Acadia Garden Meeting Tonight - 7-9 at the Arc

Wed July 4th - 7 -9 pm.  Tonight -  Garden meeting and we have a home for our meetings right at the Acadia Rec Complex. Thank you to the Acadia Community Association for providing us with our home! 

We are looking at some new sites and would like as many in attendance as possible.  We hope you can make it!