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Cornell Community Garden
A community run garden in the Markham, Ontario neighbourhood of Cornell
Cornell Community Garden is a space for learning, connecting, and growing good food. We are a communal garden, run by members and a volunteer committee. There are no allotment plots here! Inside the fenced area, our registered members and volunteers share the harvest (and the work to produce it). We welcome individuals, families, students and other groups from the Cornell neighbourhood to get involved. Join, volunteer, enjoy the space.
Where to find us
We are located in the Markham neighbourhood of Cornell, at the Northwest corner of Almira Ave & Murray Wilson Dr, east of Bur Oak Ave. The garden is open yearly from April to October.
How we work
Cornell Community Garden is managed by a volunteer committee which organizes the day-to-day operation, as well as budgeting, fundraising, communications, events, and liaising with the City of Markham.
Membership is open every spring. Members who sign up for the season are expected to come work in the garden once a week (or more) and spend an hour or two on garden tasks like planting, watering and weeding. The money collected from membership fees goes directly back into the operating costs of the garden. Student volunteers and other volunteer groups are welcome to help out at scheduled times.
We use organic growing methods, with a goal of becoming more self-sustaining and regenerative over time. We grow a diverse variety of vegetables, as well as herbs, fruits, and flowers. Every year, the committee plans what will be planted based on feedback from the members.
Produce is harvested as it becomes available, and shared between members, volunteers and community residents in need.
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