New Waterford Community Garden

Fallow Year

Please note the New Waterford community garden is having a fallow year–a year of rest. Though we are not actively planting crops this year, we will still be maintaining the garden (weeding, etc). In the meantime, you can enjoy our many perennials and flowers.


The New Waterford Community Garden is located at the top of the hill on King St, across from the hospital, in front of Sunrise Court on MacLeod Ave.

Our Code of Conduct

We are committed to using natural, organic, and regenerative growing practices.

  • No chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or weed killers are permitted.
  • To protect the life of the soil, we do not till beds with a rototiller or similar gas-powered machines.


The garden was started 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. 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. This year (2022), we acknowledge support from CBRM Recreation’s Active Living Department.

Get in Touch!

For more information about the community garden, please email

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