Community Garden Plots Open to Citizens of Belleville


The City of Belleville is accepting applications from Belleville residents wishing to grow their own vegetables in a community garden. The Community Garden program began in 2012 as an initiative of the City of Belleville’s Green Task Force. Since then it has expanded year after year to provide gardening space and promote sustainable lifestyles.

“The community gardens have been embraced by truly passionate people over the years,” says City of Belleville’s Green Programs Coordinator, Taylor Dall. “In one way or another, the program grows every year with the amazing support of many different groups. The feedback we get at the end of each season is definitely encouraging. It is clear the program helps people feed their families, stay active and socialize. Simply, it’s a wonderful initiative to be a part of.”

The only prerequisite for submitting a plot application is that applicants must be a City of Belleville resident. Community gardening can be for anyone. It’s a wonderful opportunity to grow fresh healthy food and meet others wishing to do the same.

Applications are being accepted until February 28th. A lottery draw takes place each year to determine successful applicants. Previous community gardeners are required to re-apply each year.

Current City-run community garden locations:

· Ponton Park, 251 Dundas St W

· West Hill, 41 Octavia St

· Bayview Heights, 75 Bay Drive

For more information on the program visit the community gardens webpage below or ask for a brochure at places where applications are available. Questions can also be sent directly to the gardens coordinator at any time.

City of Belleville residents can apply by:

Website: http://belleville.ca/recreation/page/community-gardens

Email: gardens@city.belleville.on.ca

Phone: 613-967-3200 ext. 3219

In-person: City Hall, 169 Front St

Applications available at: City Hall, Belleville Public Library, Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, Public Works (31 Wallbridge Cres.)

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