If you are interested in growing food at the community garden, please read below to find out how.
Wild Town manages the New Waterford Community Garden, located at the top of the hill on King St, across from the hospital, in front of Sunrise Court on MacLeod Ave.
The New Waterford Community Garden was begun by a group of volunteers in 2012. In 2018, Nicole Dixon, Wild Town founder, was asked by then town councillor (now local MLA) Kendra Coombes to take over its day-to-day operations. The community garden is volunteer-run and any sales from produce grown at the garden supports the garden and other Wild Town project initiatives. You can shop our online store here.
In 2019 and 2020, Wild Town received funding from the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, Clean Foundation, and the New Waterford Rotary to help towards the hiring of 1 full-time and 2 part-time youth workers.
How to Rent a Garden Bed
Our 4×8 foot garden beds are available to use each season at no cost for New Waterford and area residents. As there are a limited number of beds, individuals and families/households may rent up to one (1) bed per growing season. Beds are available on a first come, first served basis.
Beds are yours for the growing season–that means you can grow whatever you wish! We ask, however, that you keep the following things in mind:
- No chemicals. Because healthy soil = healthy, vigorous plants, we use organic/natural growing practices. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or weed killers are permitted.
- No till. To protect the microbial–and worm!–life of the soil, please do not till beds with a rototiller or similar gas-powered machine.
If you are interested in renting a garden bed at the Community Garden, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.