UPDATE: all spaces are full for new stewards at this time- with provincial restrictions on gathering we do need to limit the number of people we have in the a garden. please keep following us, and we will look to more training sessions in 2022.
Once a month-ish short, online meetings happen to discuss current tasks in the garden and community notes are then posted in a Slack channel for reference. Each month there are several informal work parties where you can meet up with other stewards for doing various garden work, or take your own tools and go on your own with a clear outline of what work is required.
The benefits of being a steward include sharing in some of the garden bounty, seasonal opportunities to participate in free learning sessions or workshops in either permaculture or hand skills connected to seasonal crop use. Meet neighbours and fellow makers and make new friends while spending time caring for the plants and trees in this special little urban oasis.
Priority will be given to Mount Pleasant residents and/or makers with an existing practice or interest in using materials from the land.
All gardeners are required to bring their own garden gloves, wear closed toe shoes while on site and fill out a volunteer form at the first session. Our intention is to train new and experienced gardeners in the care of the art and food crops with the hope people will participate and make a commitment to the garden for a minimum 8 month time frame of a few hours a month- many of our gardeners have been working here for years!
Please Note: we do not grow personal crops, this is not a community garden with individual plots
For more information about the garden visit our MOP page here.