Important Announcement

We need your help to save the food forest!

Please take 5 minutes to help your community and make your voice heard

Reason: Development permit application in review with The City of Calgary to pave over the food forest for 6 parking stalls

What can you do? You can help by writing an email or letter to The City and our Ward Office.

Summary of the issue: The school next to the garden has applied for a development permit to pave over the food forest to create parking stalls and a place for their dumpsters. Their motivation is to address safety concerns with picking up and dropping off children before and after school and to provide additional parking for their staff.

In the spirit of a friendly solution, ACGAS board has researched and proposed several alternative solutions, such as amending parking bans on the street, installing traffic calming measures, and starting a crossing guard program.

If you would like to share your thoughts about the community, trees, food security, pollinators, climate resilience, access to green spaces, and the well-being of residents of Acadia by keeping the food forest as it is, please join us in opposing the paving of the food forest!

We have the following documents available to help you create your letter, know who and where to send your comments, and understanding the situation in greater detail:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Email template and contact addresses
  3. Sample letter points
  4. Letter template

If you would like access to these documents please send an email to our acting President, Melissa Paquette at and she will send you the package!

Thank you,
Your board of directors


Call for Board: Fundraising Coordinator

The Acadia Garden and Art Society is currently looking for a fundraising coordinator to add to our board of directors. This position would require the individual to be the main contact for all the vital fundraising efforts that make our progress possible.  Continue reading “Call for Board: Fundraising Coordinator”

Call For Board: Volunteer Coordinator

Are you interested in becoming involved with an arts orientated, community grassroots organization? Are you good with people, love to connect like minded individuals, and have a passion for gardening?  Continue reading “Call For Board: Volunteer Coordinator”

Call For Board: Treasurer

Treasurer position: Do you love numbers? Would you have a bit of spare time to share with the garden board?

The Acadia Community Garden and Art Society has an opening on the board for the position of Treasurer.

It’s accounting on an excel spreadsheet with 20-30 transactions for the full year. It’ s writing cheques for garden expenses, depositing donations/payments at our bank in Acadia, reconciling the bank statement, make a short report of the months expenses/income at the casual monthly board meeting, and preparation of the annual treasurer’s report including income statement and balance sheet.

There is lots of help if you have questions / concerns and an audit team to help with the annual report. Please contact if you are interested in learning more about this vital role and would like to join our dynamic and passionate board.

Annual General Meeting- Monday, March 7 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s that time again for the Annual General Meeting for the Acadia Community Garden and Art Society!

This is your chance to meet the crew, board members and fellow community gardeners like yourself who are part of our growing team.

If you have any ideas you would like to propose, concerns, or would just like to meet the team, this is the place for you!

We are always interested in the thoughts and ideas of those who would like to become more involved, or have a separate organization who would like to partner with us in an upcoming community event! Everyone is welcome!

When: Monday, March 7 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in UTC-07
Where: Acadia’s Calgary Co-op Community Room