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
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 practices
organic growing and seed saving
Growing spaces dedicated to providing fresh food to those in need, learning opportunities for children, and wild flower benefits to our pollinators.
The Seedlings garden
Cut flow garden
Ways to learn, grow, and expand the functionality of the garden space through:
Involvement of our Indigenous community group