Community Gardens Program
There are now over 50 community garden beds operated by various groups throughout the City of Mount Pearl.
These gardens provide residents the opportunity to grow fresh, healthy and affordable food. They also create beautiful green spaces, enhance food security, reduce carbon footprint, foster community development, and promote healthy, active lifestyles.
The Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador’s Green Team has partnered with the City over the last number of years to expand the community garden program.
While some community gardens are privately operated, the City-operated gardens are open to any resident of Mount Pearl.
How does the program work?
Residents can register for a community garden bed through the City of Mount Pearl by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting City Hall. Each year, beds are assigned to residents on a first come, first served basis. Once a bed has been assigned, residents are free to plant, grow and harvest fruit, vegetables, flowers, or herbs at their leisure.
Residents using the Gloria Pearson garden will be required to submit a $10 cash deposit to City Hall at the beginning of each year. This deposit is to cover the rental of a key which gives access to the water hose on site. Residents will be reimbursed the $10 deposit upon return of the key to City Hall at the end of the growing season.
Where are the City-operated community gardens located?
Gloria Pearson Community Centre, 25 Holden Street
30 Forest Avenue