In an effort to increase food security by providing Edmontonians with greater access to fresh food, the City of Edmonton recently announced plans to add more than 350 gardening plots in up to 30 temporary pop-up community gardens across the city.
The pop-up gardens consist of raised beds designed for community food production, and will be situated on city-owned or community-licensed land. Each site will be provided with soil, planter boxes, and bi-weekly waterings.
The city is currently seeking community members to organize and maintain the selected sites. Eligible applicants will need to have a specific site in mind, the ability to establish a group of committed individuals or households to monitor up to 15 planters, and a commitment of compliance with the City of Edmonton's Community Garden Requirements and AHS public health orders.
Gardeners will also be required to supply their own plants, seeds, disinfecting products, and gardening equipment.