The gardens allow for people from our diverse community, including seniors, youth and families, to rent a plot of land and grow their own pesticide-free, nutritious food. Many clubs, schools, and daycares take advantage of the "living classroom" made naturally at our gardens.
In 2008, and again in 2010, our gardens expanded to allow for even more growing space. We currently have 125 individual garden plots throughout the city. The garden plots vary in size from 5'x8' to 20'x60'. The gardens are located on the 200 and 300 block of Home Street West and on Grey Avenue on Moose Jaw's East Side.
The Yara Community Gardens not only provide the opportunity to grow healthy local food, but also allow for communal learning. Sharing gardening techniques, stories and meals brings community members together fostering freidnships, food security and the conservation of age-old Saskatchewan gardening practices.
Please contact us today for more information about membership, volunteering or donating today!
Our 2012 Steering Committee:
- Carol Acton, Hunger in Moose Jaw
- Ken Blair, Yara Belle Plaine Inc.
- Reg Forbes, SIAST Architecture Department
- Gail Ennis, Moose Jaw Multicultural Society
- Bill Sauter, Home Street East Garden Representative
- Mark Schaffer, Home Street East Garden Representative
- Gail Kraft, Grey Avenue Garden Representative
- __________________ Home Street West Garden Representative