Chestermere’s first community garden opened in 2011, south of Chestermere High School with the support of residents, volunteers and Chestermere’s Regional Food Bank. Also, this project would not have been possible without the support of the Nagy family, whose land is where the garden is located.
The garden brought like-minded people together to join in a cooperative gardening venture. Starting with 12 plots in 2011 to 27 plots today, the garden has increased in size over the years, allowing the gardening community to grow with it.
The garden provides a strong sense of community and allows for social and informal gatherings for gardeners and their families. The rural community garden is at the epitome of Chestermere’s mission of ‘creating an amazing place to call home’ through innovation and community collaboration.