Our Community Gardens are made up of a group of people coming together to nurture, develop and sustain growing spaces in this community. Groundswell has 50 individual community garden beds available for rent. By providing community gardens Groundswell is promoting local, organically grown food; healthy and active lifestyles; and safer, more vibrant and connected communities.
Community gardens provide many benefits including:
- A learning space for sustainable gardening
- Light recreation activity for all ages
- Beautification of neighbourhoods
- Healthy food production
- Community building
- Places to share gardening knowledge and experience
Information on bed rentals
The “Community” in community gardens is meaningful. You can learn from your fellow gardeners, swap watering with other bed renters when you holiday, chow down together on Groundswells freshly grown produce and contribute to other families by supporting the Food Bank with excess produce.
Groundswell presently has two community garden sites with a total of 50 garden beds for rent:
Site 1 – Greenhouse and
Site 2 – Mt Nelson
Some things you need to know:
To rent a Groundswell garden bed at either site you must first be a member. Note: Membership comes with many other benefits.
Groundswell’s community gardens are organic and all members are required to be pesticide and chemical free.
If you have a financial barrier preventing you from renting, please email a request for a garden plot and we will try our best to help you out. firstname.lastname@example.org
Free seeds are available from the seed library at Invermere Public Library.
Community Garden members are each required to volunteer 2 hours a month to help maintain the community gardens. There are many different tasks available for you to sign up for depending on your interests and abilities.
You will be required to abide by the Community Garden Agreement. If you have questions please contact – email@example.com
2023 – Renewing and New Approved Bed Renters from 2022
1. Pay for your garden online with the product:
Pay your garden bed rental
2. Please fill and submit The Community Garden Agreement:
Rental Agreement 2023.
2023 – New bed renters, add on waiting list
If you wish to go on the waiting list for a Community Garden Bed please fill in the
Rent a bed application
and submit it. You will be notified if a bed becomes available.
1. Greenhouse site garden – located in front of the Greenhouse – 1535 14th Street
2. Mt Nelson site garden – 14th street next to Mt Nelson athletic park – (click me to view)
|Groundswell Facebook Page (link top right)
||The Mount Nelson site garden Facebook group (link top right) was created to connect members of the community that are interested in Gardening. By sharing our activities at Mt. Nelson Community Gardens we hope to foster an interest in home and community gardens and share knowledge. We are inviting the Members of Groundswell Community Greenhouse and Gardens to join our group to share gardening tips and tricks. Both our successes and failures may be recorded so that we can all learn. As a community, we believe that we need to reset our priorities. Food security is at the forefront of our thinking.|