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Burlington. Capital Works - Environment

Site: Multiple Locations

Service: Community Gardens

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Residents who have reserved a Community Garden plot for 2020 are now allowed to access the plots to grow their own food 
* COVID-19 safety instructions have been prepared including recommendations from Halton's Medical Officer of Health that each permitted gardener must comply with to participate 
* there will be restrictions on when gardeners can visit to limit the number of people in the garden at any one time, who is allowed entry, and sanitization requirements 
* for more information see here 
 
The City of Burlington has suspended all City-run spring programs and extended the closure of some recreation facilities, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and City administration facilities to the end of June 
* all bookings will be cancelled, and credits will be placed on accounts (refunds will be issued based on requests) 
* essential services and those services that provide direct support to keep residents and staff safe will be maintained (these include areas such as Burlington Fire, Burlington Transit including Handi-Van, Traffic Services, ByLaw Enforcement, Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations, Building Inspections and ServiceBurlington) 
* staff continue to work from home to maintain City services such as Community Planning, City Capital Works and various Corporate Services 
* for further assistance, email city@burlington.ca
Contact Information
Office Phone 289-983-6527
E-Mail communitygardens@burlington.ca
Website www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Community-Gardens.asp
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Primary Contact Michelle Bennett, Community Garden Coordinator
Agency Information
Description (Agency) The City of Burlington Capital Works Department is responsible for  
* managing environmental issues, policy development 
* coordinating corporate initiatives to green city operations 
* design and construction of all roads, sidewalks, parks, open spaces, bridges and sewers 
* geomatics, infrastructure management and engineering reviews for subdivisions, site plans and re-zonings
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town ; Fees
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Residents who have reserved a Community Garden plot for 2020 are now allowed to access the plots to grow their own food 
* COVID-19 safety instructions have been prepared including recommendations from Halton's Medical Officer of Health that each permitted gardener must comply with to participate 
* there will be restrictions on when gardeners can visit to limit the number of people in the garden at any one time, who is allowed entry, and sanitization requirements 
* for more information see here 
 
The City of Burlington has suspended all City-run spring programs and extended the closure of some recreation facilities, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and City administration facilities to the end of June 
* all bookings will be cancelled, and credits will be placed on accounts (refunds will be issued based on requests) 
* essential services and those services that provide direct support to keep residents and staff safe will be maintained (these include areas such as Burlington Fire, Burlington Transit including Handi-Van, Traffic Services, ByLaw Enforcement, Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations, Building Inspections and ServiceBurlington) 
* staff continue to work from home to maintain City services such as Community Planning, City Capital Works and various Corporate Services 
* for further assistance, email city@burlington.ca 
 
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Offers five community gardens locations with 204 plots altogether (13 raised accessible plots are available for individuals with limited mobility) 
* located at Amherst Park (33 plots), Central Park (55 plots), Francis Road Bikeway (23 plots), Ireland Park (42 plots) and Maple Park (51 plots) 
* ground framed plots are 2m x 3.6m, accessible plots range from 1m x 2m to 1m x 3m and are available at each garden location 
* each garden has full sun; and supplies water, soil, compost, a storage shed, some large tools, compost bins and a picnic table 
* all locations can be accessed by Burlington Transit, walking, cycling and driving (lot or street parking available) 
 
Permit holders are expected to: 
* provide their own plants, seeds and garden supports/ornaments 
* follow all garden rules and help to maintain the common areas of the garden and keep water barrels full 
 
Volunteer opportunities to help grow food for food bank donation are available through the Burlington Food Bank at Maple Park, and BurlingtonGreen at Central Park * interested people should contact these organizations directly to speak with their volunteer coordinators 
 
Donations 
Donations of tools in good condition, patio umbrellas with stands, vegetable seeds and seedlings are welcome * contact the Community Garden Coordinator 
 
Tours 
Free tours for horticulture groups, school field trips, or youth summer camps can be arranged for any location * contact the Community Garden Coordinator
Hours City Hall: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Garden: dawn to dusk, May to end of third weekend in Oct
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Burlington resident
Application Online application form must be submitted prior to November 30 
* applicants may select which garden location and plot style they prefer 
* all applicants will be notified if they have been assigned a plot or not by early December 
 
Note:  
* only one plot may be assigned per household 
* plots are assigned by lottery for one year due to demand
Languages English
Fees Program - seasonal fee for a garden plot is $51 ; Fee assistance available.
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
 
View Google Map
Intersection Brant St and James St
Mailing Address PO Box 5013 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; City Hall is accessible to people who use personal mobility devices * assistive listening devices are available to use in Council Chambers * City of Burlington documents can be made available in alternative formats upon request * communication supports are available upon request * contact city@burlington.ca to request other accessibility related accommodation
Categories and Classification
Service Categories City Government Departments/Offices ; Community Gardens

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