Township of Tiny Community Garden plot reservations to open for 2024 season

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March 18, 2024 - 12:37pm
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(Tiny, Ontario) The Township of Tiny’s Community Garden plots, located at Perkinsfield Park, will open for reservations to residents at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, March 25, 2024. Non-resident reservations will open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, April 8, 2024. Garden plot reservations can be made online at www.tiny.ca/gardens or by contacting the township. Ensure to book your reservation early as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Township of Tiny opened the community garden in 2019 with the help of volunteers, Depave Paradise, and Green Communities Canada. Together, we have transformed the decommissioned tennis courts into a haven for pollinators. The garden is a green space where the community can plant and care for vegetables, flowers, and herbs. In addition to the plots available to rent, the space also has an eco-lawn, sensory gardens, a communal herb spiral, picnic tables, and a wildflower garden that helps to attract pollinators.

“We’re excited to announce that the Community Garden plots will be open for reservations shortly,” said Mayor David Evans. “We know how much the community looks forward to these garden spaces, and also how important they are to sustainable agriculture and resilient pollinator environments in Tiny”.  

How does the Community Garden work?

The Township of Tiny Community Garden is open annually from May to October. Gardeners can register and rent a plot (a raised 4 by 8-foot bed) for $30 +HST. The rental fee includes the garden bed, access to municipal water, a communal tool shed, a picnic area, and access to the herb spiral.

Want to become more involved?

The township is seeking a volunteer Community Garden Coordinator to oversee the garden. The coordinator will help organize volunteers in addition to providing guidance and insight on garden improvements and areas of growth. The time commitment for this volunteer position is between 5 and 10 hours per week from April to October. Interested volunteers are encouraged to visit www.tiny.ca/volunteer for more information.

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