Home for our garden...
The City of Clarence-Rockland has dedicated a space of approximately 2, 000 square meters in the South/West corner of Alain-Potvin Park.
This location is ideal as it is:
Accessible by the community
Peaceful and overlooking the water basin
Large enough to accommodate current needs and growth
Our vision is to have a welcoming, peaceful and prosperous natural space for community members to grow food, share knowledge, work collaboratively, and strengthen community connection.
an inclusive and accessible environment
respect and safety for all
sustainability through water conservation and in-ground growing practices
organic growing and seed saving
The air is warm, the earth still damp and cool. You head to your very own plot of earth to sow, transplant, prune, and water. You're a garden member so you can be the early bird and get those worms or come for a sunset toil. You see familiar faces and start sharing stories about gardening experiences: successes, mishaps, favorites, and desires. You participate in workshops to learn new skills, or maybe you lead one! You're feeling healthy and strong as you help turn the compost and clean the walkways of debris so your fellow member can pass through in their wheelchair or with their walker. You feel motivated and joyful, so you organize a picnic in the garden on a warm summer afternoon. You work hard and feel rewarded by connection and access to healthy food. The season is winding down and there's so much produce to harvest, so many beautiful bouquets to pick. The Executive Committee organized a harvest party and you offer to help bring the collective garden's surplus bounty to a community organization or member in need. It was a good season. It's a good thing to be a part of, this community garden.
Individuals, groups and families can apply for a seasonal membership to reserve space in the Membership Garden.
We will offer two options:
In-ground garden beds
Accessible raised beds
Growing spaces dedicated to providing fresh food, learning opportunities for children, and wild flower benefits to our pollinators.
The Donation Program
The Children’s Garden
Learning and experimenting spaces that are not gardening related.