Yara Community Gardens

Program Type: 
Garden Classrooms, Support Organization
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adults/Professionals
Number of Individuals Program Serves: 
500
Year Founded: 
2005
About the Program: 

Yara Community Gardens provides space for members of the community, organizations and schools to rent plots for a minimal fee to grow their own produce to support their families and programs.  We have over 140 plots across 3 garden areas that are available to rent.  Each year at least one larger plot is designated as a Community Plot where vegetables are grown to support our vulnerable population.  The produce from here is donated to local service organizations and funds raised from our Charity Markets support these organizations as well.

We also have our own Pumpkin Patch which is planted and harvested each year by the students at Peacock Collegiate (also a member of The Edible Schoolyard!).  At our year-end Harvest Festival the pumpkins from this patch are sold to local children for Halloween.

School tours, learning activities and school plot rentals are an integral part of our gardens.  It is the best place we currently have to provide some educational opportunities for students in Moose Jaw to learn about how to grow their own food and to make that invaluable connection between what is on their plate at mealtime and where it all comes from.

Program Members: