About the Community Gardens
The Waskasoo Community Gardens are located in the Waskasoo Playground at 4409 58th Street. We have 10 garden plots, two perennial beds and a fruit and berry orchard.
While the ten garden plots are planted and harvested by private families, the orchard and perennial beds are open to the public to enjoy. In the orchard you will find apples, cherries, chokeberries, and haskaps and in the perennial beds you can help yourself to rhubarb, herbs, and cut flowers.
Interested in volunteering with us? We are always looking for people to tend and water the public spaces. Email if you're interested.
Covid-19 Related Enhanced Gardening Requirements for Gardeners
Gardeners must comply with Alberta Health Services public health orders for isolation if you are symptomatic, travelled, or have tested positive for COVID-19; for more information please reference COVID-19 Public Health Order Violations
Do not sit on the benches or use playground equipment while in the park – unless the City opens playgrounds to the public.
Gardening groups are to follow AHS guidelines for physical distancing. Currently these are: maximum 15 people at the gardens and a minimum 2 metre distance between individuals at all times
Use of non-medical masks is encouraged
Please wait if there is someone working in one of the adjacent garden beds
Ensure proper hygiene and sanitization:
Hands must be washed and sanitized before entering and after leaving the garden site. Do not touch your face
Please use one of the available compostable sleeves on the water tank handle. Remove it and take it home to compost when you are finished.
Bring your own tools/equipment, gardening gloves, and disinfecting products and take these items with you when you leave. If you forget to bring your own sanitizer some will be made available at the gardens.
Gardeners will be notified of any changes by email
All plots are full for 2020
Community Gardens Registration
Waskasoo Community Gardens: Establishing the Rules
There is a $10 annual fee for each plot.
Those who have already been assigned a garden plot will be able to re-register for the next season in March and April before registration opens to the public.
If any garden plots are not claimed by returning gardeners, they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis according to the timeline below. Generally, new plot registrations occur in late April or early May.
To re-register or apply for a plot, please fill out and submit the Garden Plot Agreement below.
All important dates will mirror those used by The City of Red Deer which for 2020 are:
March 2 - 27: 2019 gardeners can re-register
March 30 - April 24: Previous renters may switch to another available plot
April 25: Remaining plots open to the public
May 15: Gardens open for planting
July 6: Weed It or Lose It” date
October 9: Plots close for the season
Perennial beds and orchard are open to the public to harvest.
If you have any questions, please contact Brenda at email@example.com.