Welcome to the Cavell Park Community Garden

The 2015 gardening season has begun! All garden plots at the Cavell Park Community Garden have now been assigned. If you forget your plot number, please contact usIt is still early in the season and sometimes plots become available again. If you would like to added to our waiting list, please fill out a registration form found on our documents page

EVENT #2:  

The 2nd Garden and Orientation Work Day will take place on Sunday, May 24th from 1pm - 4pm (rain date Saturday, May 23rd).

The details are similar to the first workday, with some slightly different tasks:

Cavell is a community garden. All gardeners are required to participate in maintaining the entire garden and communal beds, not just your plot. Garden Work Days are essential to the health and function of Cavell.

Work day #2 will continue to focus on preparing the site and weeding the new location for the the table beds. Please note, we will NOT be moving the final two tables. The table beds all need reinforcement, so bring some drills, hammers and saws.  We should also have new soil/compost by then, so bring a shovel if you want to to top your bed up with fresh soil. Also bring a gardening/pitch fork to mix the new soil in with the old. Please note, your bed will only get topped up with new soil if you are there to help. Some gardeners have winter/spring crops planted and do not want their garden plot touched. 

Items you should bring if you have them:

  • Work or gardening gloves (highly recommended)
  • Shovels, gardening forks, small gardening and weeding tools, etc.
  • Saws, drills, hammers, nails.
  • Drinking water for yourself and sunscreen.

Volunteer Teams

We hopefully have time to break up into volunteer teams to discuss projects for the year. Every gardener is expected to sign up for a volunteer duty or team. Some examples of teams are: 

  • Watering
  • Compost
  • Planting and weeding communal beds*
  • Events (harvest party)
  • Tyding/picking up litter and weeding pathways
  • Building/repairing (plot frames, infrastructure)

Feel free to bring a lunch or snack to share. Gracie Joe’s Cafe, Belbin’s Grocery Store and International Flavours restaurant are two minutes up the street, so coffee, food and bathrooms are available nearby!

Kids are welcome, Cavell is a large park and has swings and a slide. Bring a frisbee or a game and your kids will love it. Please note, dogs are not allowed in the garden unless on leash at all times.

Happy gardening everyone!