About Us

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Located in beautiful and diverse southeast Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  The Acadia Community Garden continues to provide residents with a place to practice their gardening in the shadow of the rocky mountains.

We offer affordable space rental, community events, arts festivals, picnics, and much, much more!

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Who We Are

Operating out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2012, the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society was created to provide neighbours with a place to practice gardening, to find & celebrate art within the community, and to enjoy the beauty the Garden offers.

We provide affordable raised bed rentals as well as a wide variety of free u-pick options in our Community Food Forest as well as in our Community veg beds.

The Society regularly holds community events including festivals and picnics, while offering a connection to like-minded individuals in the greater area.

Currently in our 7th year of operation, the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society is dedicated to contributing to increasing the standard of living for the people of our neighborhood.

We are located at:
332 - 94th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2J 0E8

Our mighty Board of Directors

  • President: Son Edworthy
  • Vice President: Erica Lyn
  • Secretary: Melody Plummer
  • Treasurer: Ron Ilsley
  • Volunteer Coordinator: OPEN
  • Director of Communications: OPEN
  • Registrar: OPEN
  • Event Coordinators: Jill Swingler
  • Garden Director: Lindsay Struthers
  • Director of Art Development: Harmeen Grewal
  • Volunteer Website Manager: Blair Hone

Directors at Large

  • Laurie Vanderwal
  • Karen Struthers

Free Little Library

The Acadia Community Garden believes that learning and information is paramount to fostering a healthy community. The Calgary Reads program is an initiative offered throughout the city which has installed miniature libraries boxes in public spaces, allowing citizens to exchange reading material on an anonymous basis. Easy to use, these libraries allow for the free exchange of ideas and books for everybody.

Our little free library was installed in 2014 and offers visitors to drop off or pick up books whenever they feel. As we build more seating for visitors to spend time at the garden, we hope this library will be an integral asset to enjoyment of our space. Please be mindful of keeping our library in safe condition, and make sure that it is closed properly to preserve the material that has been donated.