Community Gardening FAQs

See below for answers to commonly asked questions about community gardens. Do you still need more information? Contact us at 705-743-3526 ext. 115 or by email at

Where are the community gardens located?
You can find a full list of existing gardens by checking out the Community Garden Map. We encourage you to use the map to pick out a couple of community garden sites that might work for you based on where you live, work, and play.

How do I get a Community Garden Plot?
Contact us! You can reach us by phone at 705-743-3526 ext. 115 or by email at Our staff will work with you identify options based on your interests and needs. We will also add you to our Looking for Plots list.

Please note that some gardens may be full. Community Garden Coordinators typically meet with last years gardeners in early spring, and will know how many plots are available for new gardeners by mid-April. We will attempt to find a plot for you based on your preferences. If no plots are available at your preferred garden, we will suggest other gardens with available plots that may be a good fit.  

What if there are no community gardens in my neighbourhood or area?
We support interested groups in starting new community gardens. The process for creating new gardens will vary depending on who owns the land where you would like to start a garden, but great sites to explore include nearby parks, churches and schools. Contact us to start a conversation, and consult the following guide for useful information selecting a community garden site.

How much are community garden plots?
Costs vary from $5 to $25 for the season. These contributions help community gardens purchase tools, water systems, soil amendments, etc.

What size are the plots?
The average plot is 10 feet x 10 feet.

Are there tools available?
Most gardens have a shared tool shed equipped with basic gardening tools that gardeners share.

Are there rules and responsibilities that I need to follow?
Yes! Rules and responsibilities vary for each garden. Upon joining a community garden, all participants will be asked to sign a Plot Holders Agreement that outlines the rules and responsibilities for that community garden.