Burlington. Capital Works

Site: Multiple Locations

Service: Community Gardens

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) In 2018 the City of Burlington will offer five community gardens with 164 plots * 13 raised accessible plots are available for individuals with limited mobility 
* located at Amherst Park, Central Park, Francis Rd Bikeway, Ireland Park and Maple Park  
* 2m x 3.6m ground plots and 1m x 2m raised accessible plots are available at each garden location 
* all locations are accessible and have full sun 
* all locations can be accessed by Burlington Transit, walking, cycling and driving, and have lot or street parking available 
* water, soil, compost, a storage shed and a picnic table are provided 
Welcomes donations of tools in good condition, vegetable seeds and seedlings (please contact Community Garden Coordinator prior to donating). 
Tours with learning activities for groups, schools or youth may be arranged at any location by contacting the Community Garden Coordinator
Hours City Hall: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * garden hours vary
Dates Garden season runs from beginning of May to end of third week in October
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Garden plots are allotted by lottery with a deadline of Nov 30 to submit an application 
* 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 Dec 
Gardeners currently assigned a plot do not retain their plot year over year and only one plot may be assigned per household * gardeners may re-enter the lottery during the application period * with a limited number of garden plots, this policy helps to ensure fair access to all those interested
Languages English
Fees Program - seasonal fee for a garden plot is $50 ; Fee assistance available.
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
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Intersection Brant St and James St
Mailing Address PO Box 5013 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Community Gardening

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