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The Beginning 

It began in early 2022 when Sarah and Matthew felt the void of an accessible and welcoming space to grow healthy food for their family. They believed in the importance of teaching their young children to appreciate where their food comes from and pass on the skills necessary to nurture and grow a garden of their own. 

So along with being a partner and mother, and working two jobs, Sarah undertook the leadership role, with behind-the-scenes guidance from Matthew, and embarked on the journey of establishing Rockland's first community garden. 

Like many passionate gardeners and project leaders before them, they recognized the need for a dedicated team of volunteers to help bring the idea to reality. Without the support and dedication of the executive committee members, volunteers, sponsors, the City of Clarence-Rockland, and the community at large, the garden would not have been possible.

The Community Garden is located at Patricia Charron Park.

2637 Raymond St. (Patricia St.) Rockland, ON K4K 1P6

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Our Vision

Our vision is to have a welcoming, peaceful, and prosperous natural space for community members to grow food, learn and share knowledge, work collaboratively, and build and strengthen community connection.

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Guiding Principles

  • an inclusive and accessible environment

  • respect and safety for all

  • sustainability through water conservation, organic growing, and seed-saving practices

Membership Gardens

Individuals, families and groups can apply for a seasonal membership to reserve space in the membership garden. 

Four garden bed options:

  • Low-profile in-ground beds

  • Standard raised beds

  • Standing beds

  • Accessible platform beds

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Garden Programs

Starting in 2024 we will be offering programs that focus on learning new skills, help raise funds, and donate food to the foodbanks.

Our Programs:

  • Donation garden

  • The Seedlings garden

  • Cut flower garden

  • Orchard

  • Soil Building

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Collaborative Projects

Ways to learn, grow, and expand the functionality of the garden space through: 

  • Educational workshops

  • Communal structures

  • Involvement of our Indigenous community group

  • Unique collaborations with businesses,  organizations and schools

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