Special Thanks

The Acadia Community Garden & Art Society gratefully Acknowledges the support of all the people and organizations who have joined us in our mission to create and nurture community within Acadia through gardening and the arts.

Grants and Donations 2012 – 2014

Calgary 2012 Grassroots Cultural Grant: $1,200.00
Jeff Peters, Mirage Landscaping Inc.: 2012 $1000.00 and supplies
Strong Neighborhood Initiative (SNI) Grant, City of Calgary: 2012 $2,000.00 raised beds, 2013 $1200.00 – community upick beds, 2015 $1500.00 communications Grant
Community Event Grant : WARD 9, City of Calgary: 2013 $1,500.00
Russ Shaw, Rona Home and Garden, Mcleod Trail SE: gift card and store discount
The Calgary Foundation Stepping Stones Grant 2014 :$600.00 for community sign
Calgary Foundation, Soul of the City Grant : Summer 2015
with charitable partners, the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour : $5000.00

Space 2012-2015

Calgary Co-op: Meeting space
Acadia Community Association and the Acadia Recreation Complex: Meeting Space
City of Calgary : direct agreement for use of the Acadia Community Garden Site


R.E.A.P, enactus, Greengate and partnering organizations.– Food Forest Partner : plant donations, volunteers, fertilizer
Calgary Horticulture Society: 2014 Plants for community engagement project
Acadia School – Room 17: Art donation – water barrel painted by the Room 17 class or 2013-14
Eric C.: 2012 Shed discount
Andrea: 2012 Push Lawnmower donation
Lord Beaverbrook High School Students – 2015:  Garden Beds
Acadia Community Association – Hello Acadia : space for community garden articles and contact information
The Community of Acadia: Free Library Donations
Calgary Reads: Little Free Library
2014 Soul of the City Event : Block Party and Mural Painting
M & M Meats : Burgers & Buns
Alliance Entertainment : 2014 Soul of the City
MacDonald Miniature Horses : Carriage Rides
Brian’s PortaPotties :  Discounted Rate of Potties
Mind’s Design : Discounted Advertising
McGavin’s Bread : Buns – 2014
Carriage House Inn : Buns
Julie Sumner: 2014 Shed Mural : Swan in pond
2015 Art in the Garden Festival:
Alliance Entertainment : Old Fashioned Children’s Games
Good Time Part Rentals : Tables and Chairs
Acadia Strong Neighbourhood Initiative
Youth Central :  8 volunteers

Volunteers – 2012 – 2015

Janet Melrose and the Calgary Horticulture Society: Access to information and online resources, continued support for community gardens in Calgary.
Community Gardens Kitchen Table Talks/Calgary Horticulture Society, Calgary: Continued shared knowledge and support
Brian and Patti: 2014 Summer : Volunteer Watering Angels
Elizabeth R.: Volunteer and garden maintenance
Jonathon H: Logo competition design
Laurie V: Slogan “Lettuce Grow Together”
The Calgary Herald: Jacqueline Louie and Wil Andrushak- Media coverage
Tine E.: 1st Flyer design
Lutheran Church of Our Savior: Event planning and volunteering
Catherine J. O.W. Season Opener Welcome : Naming and planning event
Catherine J. – lead – Art in the Garden Festival Committee : Sharon P, Llisa B, Corinne S, Viviana R.
Andy P. : Build Team Lead and design/ build of beds and community signpost
Sharon P. : Garden agreement research and development
Revolution Youth Group: Raised Bed build 2014
Community members– First build : 17 people came out from ages 11 – 70’s to help build the first garden beds.
Damon B. : Food Forest Design
Community gardeners and friends : for continuing to help build more raised beds and maintain the garden
The Board of Directors 2013, 2014, 2015, and committees 2011 & 2012 : countless hours by these amazing folks – dreaming, planning, and persisting to make the garden happen.
Corinne Sandhurst and her Family : This has been her dream and she has touched every part of making the Acadia Garden & Art Society a reality!!


Jonathon H: 2013 Logo competition design
Caelin Sandhurst – 2014 Artist :Logo revisions to include Art.
Catherine James – 2014 Artist : painting City Bench, little free Library, Acadia Community Garden and Art Society fence sign, Shed bulletin board
Sylvia Prochownik– 2014 Mural Designer:  for road in front of the garden 2014, mentor to youth artists
Melissa Olgilvie – 2014 Harvest Painting: on plywood with section Advertise Events Posted on the Garden Fence
Andy Poldaas – 2015 design: of the upcoming bulletin board and sign
Kathryn Dutchak– 2015-16: website design and illustration

2015 Art in the Garden Raffles – donations:

Lorraine Rohs : hand quilted picnic blanket with water resistant backing
Llisa Bastard : Mountain photograph, poster designs for call for artist and event
Marina Nelson : Acrylic painting – poppies in vase
MLA’s Office with Elizabeth R.: original hand-pulled etching by Calgary printmaker Mary Baranowski.
Sylvia Prochownik : oil painting, framed – tree by Juno Beach School
Catherine James:  Two kids raffle baskets for movie and activity themes

Special Thank you…
The departments within the City of Calgary:

Calgary Fire Department – Trucks at Soul of the City
Calgary Police Service – Josh Young – Community Liaison at Soul of the City
Development Permits
Special Events
Acadia Strong Neighbourhood Initiative

And everybody else not mentioned here who have put  their valuable time and efforts into making our community a little greener! Thank You!