Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join Community Crop Garden Society?
To get on our wait list, please send an email to membership@communitycrop.org, specifying which of our three gardens you are interested in. Once we have renewed our returning garden members in February, we send out an invitation email to our wait list in March.
Where are your gardens?
  • South Calgary Garden Site - 3130 16thStreet SW
  • Currie Booster Garden Site - 3410 16thStreet SW
  • Alternative High Garden Site - 5003 20thStreet SW
Do I need to live in the neighbourhood of the garden I am interested in to become a member?
No, you do not. However, you need to be able to:
  • maintain your garden bed
  • help weed surrounding pathways
  • help fill water barrels
  • volunteer 5 hours during the gardening season to help with garden maintenance
  • help with any special garden projects
What is the cost and size of garden bed available?
  • South Calgary Garden Site - 4' x 8' cost $32.00
  • Currie Booster Garden Site - 4' x 10' cost $37.00
  • Alternative High Garden Site - 4' x 4' cost $15.00 and 4' x 8' cost $25.00
How many garden beds can I have?
We only allow one garden bed per person/family at our South Calgary, and Currie Booster garden sites.

We allow up to three garden beds per person/family at our Alternative High Garden Site.
I just want to plant my seeds and leave - are there any requirements of the gardeners?
Yes, the requirements are :
  • maintain your plot
  • help weed surrounding pathways
  • help fill water barrels
  • volunteer 5 hours during the gardening season to help with garden maintenance
  • help with any special garden projects
  • attend spring and fall cleanup
  • plant your garden plot by the June 15th deadline
Can I plant whatever I want in my garden bed?
We do not allow anyone to plant raspberries/cane berries or dandelions. Mint and other aggressive root spreading plants need to be contained. Insert the plant and container directly into your garden bed. Otherwise, you may plant whatever you wish.
What if I have a pest problem?
We advocate organic gardening. We do not allow synthetic pesticides or herbicides in our gardens. You are welcome to use any non-chemical, non-toxic pest control you wish, co-planting, weeding, hand picking etc. If you have a pest problem, you can email the specific Garden Liaisons for advice.
What about plants that need to overwinter?
If you are sure you would like to keep your garden bed for the next season and have met our membership requirements, you may plant items which need to overwinter (garlic, for example). Please let your Gardener Liaison know you are overwintering plants in your garden plot.