Garden plots available

Looking to get dirty?

Looking to get dirty?

If so, you are in luck — 30 city garden plots remain available for anyone still interested in working the dirt for some vegetable production.

The city manages 228 garden plots in three locations, a number boosted this year by the addition of 36 new medium-sized plots at the Parkside Gardens location in Normandeau.

Twenty of those plots and 10 at the Red Deer College gardening location have yet to be tilled.

All plots at Piper Creek Gardens in the city’s southeast have been snapped up.

The numbers of gardeners signed up for the city program is about the same this year as in 2012, but with the added plots, more soil is so far sitting unused in 2013.

Annual fees are $25 for a 60-square metre plot or $39 for a 120-square metre space.

For more information on gardening opportunities, contact 403-342-8303 or visit

According to the city’s environmental master plan, the amount of municipal land devoted to community gardens and urban agriculture is to be 0.5 metres squared per capita by 2015. At present, the rate is 0.21 metres squared per capita.

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