Welcome to the Sheridan Community Garden!
Sheridan’s Community Garden is a grassroots initiative that began during the winter of 2016. Initially built in May 2016, the garden is located at Trafalgar Campus in Oakville, Ontario, between A-Wing and the Athletics Centre. A more permanent garden is being constructed in May 2017.
Aimed at providing an applied outdoor learning experience, the Community Garden provides participants with the opportunity to learn how to grow and harvest local, organic, in-season food for personal consumption. The Community Garden is designed to help foster collaboration and community involvement by providing participants the opportunity to teach, learn and mentor each other in groups.
Students, staff, and community members, of experience levels from first time planters to dedicated gardeners, are all welcome to participate in the Community Garden activity.
The Garden is overseen by the Sheridan Community Garden Committee that consists of Jessica Carey, Nathan Nettleton, Anna Pautler, Matthew Sanche, Andrew Staples and Michelle Szabo. For more information please contact the Community Garden Committee by emailing CommunityGarden@sheridancollege.ca.
Sheridan’s Community Garden has received funding from the 2016 President’s Creative Challenge for Wellness, and a grant from TD Friends of the Environment. Thank you!
2017 GROWING SEASON
The Community Garden is currently full for the 2017 growing season. If you’d like to be placed on a waiting list in case a plot opens up, please fill out the intake form found here.
Before participating in any gardening activity, each participant must:
- Sign and hand in the group Member Agreement (one form per group);
- Sign and hand in the Waiver form (one per individual); and
- Review the Sheridan Community Garden Handbook.
The Community Garden Committee is comprised of volunteer faculty and staff members. The team consists of: Jessica Carey (currently on maternity leave), Jessica Derreck (currently on maternity leave), Nathan Nettleton, Anna Pautler, Matthew Sanche, Andrew Staples and Michelle Szabo.