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) The City of Burlington 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) 
* 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 
 
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 
Welcomes donations of tools in good condition, vegetable seeds and seedlings (please contact Community Garden Coordinator prior to donating) 
 
Tours 
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: dawn to dusk
Dates Garden season runs from beginning of May to end of third week in Oct
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
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:  
* Maple, Central and Ireland Park locations gardeners assigned a plot do not retain their plot year over year due to the high demand (plots at these locations are assigned by lottery of all applicants) 
* Francis Road Bikeway and Amherst Park locations gardeners may request to retain their plot for the next season 
* only one plot may be assigned per household
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
Categories and Classification
Service Categories City Government Departments/Offices ; Community Gardening

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