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Community Garden

Location & Description

The UNBSJ Community Garden is located next to the entrance to the Canada Games Stadium.

Gardener Rules

*      Payment of annual garden fees of $20 ($10 for students) for the 1 x 3 m plots is required in order to secure your space. Payment must be submitted with your registration form.

*      Planting must be done by June 17th, or your plot will be reassigned to a waiting gardener. 

*      Plots will be assigned based on a stratified, first-come-first-served approach, to ensure access and usage by all groups of the UNBSJ Campus Community. Only one plot per household is permitted unless there are plots still available after the June 17th deadline.

*      Returning gardeners will be given preference each year and will be permitted to keep their plot, provided that they abided by guidelines in the previous year. 

*      The garden is open dawn until dusk, seven days a week.

*      Plots are clearly marked with stakes.  Please do not remove these stakes.

*      Please dispose of weeds and plant materials in designated compost area.

*      Be considerate of your neighbors. Do not plant plants that might interfere with others. Harvest only from your assigned plot and harvest ripened produce quickly.

*      Pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers are prohibited.[1]

*      Plots that are weedy, or do not meet the guidelines, will be notified. Failure to respond within 14 days will result in forfeiture of the plot and the garden fees.

*      Pathways around your plot are also your responsibility for weeding.

*      Dogs and other pets are not allowed inside the garden. Family members are welcome to the garden. Please supervise young children so they don't disturb other plots.

*      No debris of any kind should be left at the site. Use trash receptacles provided.

*      Tools should be cleaned and returned to the shed after use. Tools cannot leave the site.

*      Keep garden gates closed at all times.

*      Smoking in and around the Community Garden is prohibited.

*      Notify the Community Garden Committee if you (1) are no longer able to tend your plot; (2) will be absent for a period of time; or (3) have asked a friend to tend your garden.

*      Plots must be harvested and cleared before fall closure on October 15th (exceptions can be made with the permission of the Community Garden Committee, for plots that contain bulbs or biennials).

*      Keys (or combinations) to the gate and tool shed will be provided to UNBSJ campus security, and to an executive member of the Community Garden Committee. If the garden is not open when you need to access it, you may contact campus security or an executive member of the Community Garden Committee to open it.

[1] Includes any pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers that are chemically manufactured and commercially sold (e.g., Raid, Roundup, Miracle Gro, etc.).  Soil amendments, such as manure, compost, and peat are permissible because they are organically-based. 

Application for Plot

To rent a plot at the UNBSJ community garden, applicants must read the garden regulations and complete the form (UNBSJ Campus Community Garden - rules.pdf) located below, then submit it along with the rental fee.

Contact information

To learn more, please contact the Community Garden Chairperson, Leah McIntosh (, or send an email to the green society with a request for more information.
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