Blow Me Down Community Garden


RENT A PLOT

Each plot in the Blow Me Down Community Garden is 4×16 feet. Plots can be rented by a family, couple, individual or group who would like to grow their own organic produce. Each plot owner is responsible for their plot and agrees to keep the plot maintained as to the specifications stated within the annual lease agreement. In addition, each plot owner becomes part of the larger garden community. Plot owners are expected to spend some volunteer time on the general maintenance of the entire community garden.

The garden is run by a volunteer committee that helps organize garden events and make decisions about the garden each year. Gardeners are welcome to join the committee.

For the 2017 season, the total rental cost for the year is $30 ($20 plot fee and $10 annual WEC membership fee). Plots must be renewed each year. Please contact us for a lease agreement form and further details on how to rent a plot.


VOLUNTEER

There are many volunteer opportunities in the community garden ranging from construction, weeding, maintenance, organizing garden events or whatever the season may require at the time. Even if you don’t have a plot in the garden, you can help out at the garden as a volunteer. Simply contact us and we’ll let you know how you can help.


HISTORY

Our garden was founded by the Western Environment Centre in 2010. Our aim is to raise awareness about sustainable living by providing the citizens of Corner Brook with an opportunity to grow their own fresh, organic vegetables.

The garden started with 17 plots, and in 2011 another 18 plots were added to accommodate the growing demand. In 2011, we also added a greenhouse to extend our growing season and to use for educational workshops. Our gardeners are a diverse mix of families, students, retirees, professionals, groups of friends, and individuals who all work together to make the garden a success!


LOCATION

Our current garden site is open to the public (during the spring, summer, and fall) and is on the right-hand side of the road leading up to the Blow Me Down Trails cross-country ski park (Lundrigan Drive area).











PARTNERS

 This project could not have succeeded without the help and support of numerous organizations and individuals. Thank you to all the following supporters:

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