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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Community Garden Project​​

The Town of BWG prides itself on the strength of its agricultural community and the quality of the produce grown within its borders. Town staff worked with residents on a community garden initiative, which is located on Town property but overseen by the third-party non-profit organization BWG Community Initiatives.​ For more information on this group, visit their Facebook page​.

Where is the community garden located?

The Town of BWG's first community garden is located at Lions Park at 226 Col​borne Street.

Lions Park is centrally located within the Bradford urban area and is on the BWG Transit​ route. The Lions Park community garden site has parking, a water source, portable toilets and is fairly level to help with accessibility.

How can I get involved?

If you have any questions regarding the community garden initiative, please contac​t BWG Community Initiatives.

Background:

  • ​What are community gardens?
    There are two main types of community gardens.
    • A communal garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. The resulting produce and/or plant materials are distributed amongst the volunteers or donated to specific causes.
    • Allotment gardens are lands separated into plots that are assigned to individuals, families, and/or groups and cultivated individually. The resulting produce and/or plant products are owned by the individual, family, and/or group gardeners for each plot.

  • Why have community gardens?
    Community gardens provide health, economic, educational, social and environmental benefits to participants and the community at large. They provide a place to connect people with similar interests in nature and can be an important source of low-cost food for those without. Community gardens can also help promote food security for participants and provide opportunities for educational programming. ​