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Community Gardening

What is a community garden?
It is a space that is collectively gardened by a group of people, whether they may know each other or not.  Some community gardens in NL are for people who live in a certain area, while others are for a like-minded group or organization.  Many of these gardens offer plot space through a lottery as the desire to participate is high.  Some gardens charge a fee for the space.

As it is a garden for a community there are often many shared resources and knowledge, including sometimes through workshops and group events.

Although the MUN Botanical Garden does not offer community garden space at this time, there is a community garden on the St. John's MUN campus for members of the Memorial community (students, staff and faculty).

The following is a list of Community Gardens in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with contact information. This list was compiled January, 2014.  If you note something of error, or if you know of a garden that should be a part of this list please contact us here:  or call (709) 864-8590.

Food First NL (formerly the Food Security Network) has produced a Community Garden Best Practices Tool Kit and more information about Community Gardens

Another great resource for sharing is the Community Gardens of Newfoundland and Labrador Facebook page, which you can access here:

St. John's Metro Area

Brother Jim McSheffrey Community Garden
Mt. Scio Road, St. John's, NL
Contact: MacMorran Community Centre
Phone: 722-1168

Cavell Park Community Garden
Cavell Ave., St. John's, NL

FEASt and Friends of Pippy Park Family Garden
5 Mt. Scio Rd, St.John’s, NL
Contact: Laura Nelson-Hamilton

Independent Living Resource Centre  - Debbie Prim Memorial Garden
(for ILRC participants)
St. John's, NL
Phone: (709) 722-4031

Memorial University Community Garden
(for MUN students, staff and faculty)
Memorial University Campus (behind Queen's College), St. John's, NL
Contact: Rebecca Cohoe
Phone:(709) 864-3739

Mercy Centrefor Ecology & Justice - Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland
101 Mt. Scio Road, St. John's, NL
Contacts: Sister Mary Tee, Sister Marcella Grant
Phone: (709) 722-0082

Oxen Pond Communnity Garden
Oxen Pond Road, St. John's, NL
Contact: Emily Doyle, Coordinator
Phone: 709) 722-6604

Rabbittown Commuity Garden
Graves St., behind the Rabbittown Community Centre, St. John's, NL
Contacts: Rachelle Batstone

Avalon Peninsula & Eastern Newfoundland

Burin Community Garden
9 Union Road, Burin, NL
Burin Peninsula Environmental Reform Committee
Phone: (709)891 - 2230

St. Patrick's Organic Community Garden
St. Clare Ave., Carbonear, NL

Placentia and Area Community Gardens
Placentia, NL
Contact: Elaine Murray, Garden Coordinator
Phone: (709) 227-3001

St. Francis School Greenhouse
Harbour Grace, NL
Contact: Francis & Mildred Glynn
Phone: (709) 596-3452
Fax: (709) 596-2154

Central Newfoundland

Boons Community Garden
48 Nick Rd., Seldom, Fogo Island, NL
Contact: Hayward Budden, Co-Coordinator
Phone: (709) 627-3473 or (709) 770-8266

Change Islands Community Garden
Behind the Pink House on North Tickle Road near the Squid Jiggers Trail, Change Island, NL
Contact: David McConkey
Phone: (709) 422-1561

Exploits Valley Community Coalition
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Contact: Karen Beresford
Phone: (709) 489-8940

Glovertown Community Garden
22 Penney’s Brook Road (Recreation Grounds)
Contact: Pam Thornhill, Economic Development Officer/Recreation Director
Phone: (709) 533-2351
E-mail: or 

Western Newfoundland

Bay St. George Community Garden
Bay St. George, NL

Bay St. George Women's Centre
Community Action Committee for Southwestern NL
Stephenville, NL
Contact: Bernice Hancock
Phone: (709) 643-4444

Blow Me Down Community Garden
Western Environment Centre (WEC)
Lundrigan Drive, Corner Brook, NL
Contact: Carolyn Wheeler
Phone: (709) 660-0078

Community Mental Health Initiative & Dunfield Park Community Centre
9 Pine Pl., Corner Brook, NL
Contact: Jade Mahoney
Phone: (709) 634-4126

Kippens & Stephenville Community Gardens
Kippens, NL
Contact: Tera McDonald, Coordinator
Phone: (709) 646-5703

Multigenerational Community Garden
Valley Vista Seniors Complex
Training Wheels Family Resource Centre
Springdale, NL
Contact: Healthy Baby Club
Phone: (709) 673-3981
Contact: Valley Vista
Phone: (709) 673-8113

Norris Point Community Gardens
Norris Point, NL
Contact: Camellia Ibrahim, Coordinator
Phone: (709) 458-2120

Northern Peninsula Family Resource Centre
St. Anthony, NL
Contact: Charmaine Cull, Garden Coordinator
Phone:(709) 454-3122

Western Health
Contact: Stephanie Buckle
Phone: (709) 637-5000 ex.5257


Labrador West Community Gardens
Labrador City, NL
Contact: Nelson Clark, Coordinator
Phone: (709) 944-3204

Makkovik Inuit Community Garden
Makkovik, NL
Contact: Terry Rice, Town Manager
Phone:(709) 923-2299