To increase Edmontonians' access to fresh food and to provide opportunities for safe activities that promote community involvement, recreation, and wellness, the City of Edmonton is once again expanding the number of community gardens through the pop-up community gardens pilot. These temporary gardens consist of raised beds designed for community food production, and help to reduce barriers in increasing local food growing spaces.
Applications are now closed.
Applications for the 2021 Pop Up Community Gardens are now closed. The City is currently performing the adjudication process based on the following criteria (in random order):
Preference for proposed gardens to be located on hard surfaces or access by way of hard surfaces such as pavement, cement or gravel
Preference for increasing the distribution of gardens throughout the City
Considerations to social vulnerability in the proposed garden location
Higher priority to those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
Demonstrate initiatives to utilize the pop-up community gardens to benefit the community beyond participating gardeners
Willingness to create a plan or organize gardening groups to facilitate the operations of Pop-Up Community Gardens
Operational logistics about planter delivery and watering. Approval to access water for the garden from an adjacent water source is preferred
Ineligible groups are encouraged to continue discussions about a community garden project with their Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator or other City Liaison. Groups may also contact Sustainable Food Edmonton to inquire about skill development workshops, events and grant funding opportunities.
Individuals and groups may seek membership at existing garden sites citywide. Check out the Pop-up or Community Gardens Map to find a garden near you.
In 2020, there were 29 pop-up community gardens set up across the city. To learn about Urban Gardening Initiatives led by the City of Edmonton and the survey results from the pilot participants in 2020, visit the Urban Gardening Initiatives Report.
107 Market Pop-Up Community Garden
Alex Decoteau Pop-Up Community Garden
Beacon Heights Green Thumbs Pop-Up Community Garden
Beverly/Rundle Pop-Up Community Garden
Blue Quill Pop-Up Community Garden
Skyrattler Pop-Up Community Garden
Bonnie Doon Pop-Up Community Garden
Eastwood Pop-Up Community Garden
Ellerslie Pop-Up Community Garden
Food4Good Garden - St Anne Pk Pop-Up Community Garden
Fraser Pop-Up Community Garden
Glastonbury Pop-Up Community Garden
GSFS (Garneau Strathcona Food Security) Pop-Up Community Garden
Hamptons: Community Sharing Pop-Up Community Garden
HorseHill Pop-Up Community Garden
Londonderry Pop-Up Community Garden
Lynnwood Pop-Up Community Garden
Meadows Rec Pop-Up Community Garden
Primrose Park Pop-Up Community Garden
Seedling Pop-Up Community Garden
Sherbrooke Community League Pop-Up Community Garden