ABOUT US

Niagara Community Garden Network is a collaborative network of local food security leaders working together to build thriving community gardens.

We believe growing and sharing food can transform communities and address environmental, health and social issues.  We seek to empower people of all ages to learn to grow their own food. 

We offer our communities garden space, tools, seeds, seedlings, and educational resources for people to grow their own healthy food. 

We believe everyone deserves to easily access nutritious and affordable healthy food.

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Community Gardens

Gardens are important community hubs where people grow food but also learn, experiment, share, connect and develop self-sufficiency. Many gardeners grow food not only for themselves and their families, but also give back by donating excess produce to local food banks and programs to help those in need.

Our Members

Our members include nonprofit agencies, schools and childcare centres, public libraries, churches, neighbourhood groups and community members working together to grow healthy, nutritious food. Together we offer over 600 garden plots across Niagara.

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Get Involved

Our garden programs welcome involvement from the community! Get involved by volunteering your time at the gardens, with events, by sharing your knowledge or with program admin.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Many of us are settlers on this land and it is our responsibility to respect and recognize that the land on which we grow today is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. The treaty signified an understanding between nations that these lands were a shared resource and it was everyone’s responsibility to look after the shared ecology of southern Ontario.  

When settlers arrived, this treaty was extended to include Euro-Canadians, and it was expected that settlers would respect the bounds of the “one dish” treaty, by sharing resources and living in peace, while respecting one another’s sovereignty and nationhood.

Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

We are grateful today to have the opportunity to work in the community and on this territory, and we strive to honour the principles of the “one dish” treaty through our stewardship and community initiatives, to protect the wellbeing of all living things on this land for generations to come. 

Our Sponsors

We rely on sponsorship from local community members and businesses. Our gardens are always in need of things like garden tools, compost and soil, mulch, tomato cages, stakes, trellises, pots and plants.