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Mid-Sun Community Garden

Address: 50 Midpark Rise SE (at the Mid-Sun Community Centre) ,
Landowner:City of Calgary
Insurance:Yes, through Mid-Sun Community Assoc. - Smith Ins. via Federation of Calgary Communities
Gardener's Profile:Residents of the Mid-Sun community (62 gardeners)
Site Size:120 ft x 60 ft
Number Of Plots:62
Plot Size:8 ft. x 4 ft.; 18 inches deep
Annual Fee:40
Major Funding:Mid-Sun Community Association / Some assistance from Mid-Sun Community Association. Fundraising with the Community Garden Team
Water:Yes, 6 rain barrels and hose hook-up
Raised Beds:Yes
Composting:Yes, on-site bins for ongoing composting, plus compost purchased at beginning of growing season to amend soil using partial of annual fee for this cost
Shed:Yes, on-site container rented by the Mid-Sun Community Association
Path Materials:Grass - plants to remve with installation of mulch or gravel
Organic Restrictions:No spreading plants
Amenities:Washroom access, 6 benches, Mid-Sun building soace to hold Mid-Sun Community garden events and meetings. In 2014 more than 400 pollinator friendly plants installed to benefit neighbourhood (labeled in French and English) with Soul of the City Grant from The Calgary Foundation..
Paid Facilitator:Yes, partially. Community Centre Facility Operator helps with site maintenance
Social Events:Yes; Work Bees, Photography Contest, Harvest Dessert, Potato Party Party and Halloween Decorating Contest
Challenges:destructive vandalism (2012)
Is the Garden on Private Land or Public?:Public