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City of Calgary Employees Community Food Garden

 
Address: 800 MacLeod Trail SE ,
Calgary,
AB
Contact:311
Landowner:City of Calgary, Corporate Properties and Buildings
Established:2010
Insurance:Through City of Calgary
Gardener's Profile:City of Calgary Municipal Bldg. employees and City Hall Day Care students
Site Size:3.6m x 12.2m (43.92 sq. m.)
Number Of Plots:9 raised planters and 6 ground beds
Plot Size:2 ft. x 9 ft. planter boxes; variable sized ground beds
Annual Fee:0
Major Funding:City of Calgary Human Resources Health and Wellness Grant
Electricity:No
Water:Yes, preset timer irrigation system
Fence:No
Raised Beds:Yes, 9 cedar planter boxes
Composting:No
Shed:No, locked equipment storage box on site
Path Materials:Mulch
Organic Restrictions:Yes, no pesticides or fertilizers; use only organic seeds and plants
Amenities:Benches, public access to showers, drinking fountains, cafeteria, and bike racks (part of City of Calgary Municipal Bldg. amenities).
Paid Facilitator:No
Social Events:Harvest celebration
Challenges:Restricted access on weekends and evenings (6pm-6am) for Bldg. Security; volunteer participation; vandalism; loss of produce; 2nd story garden made initial soil placement difficult (no ramp),
Is the Garden on Private Land or Public?:Public