Welcome to the Sheridan Community Garden!
Sheridan’s Community Garden is a grassroots initiative that began in 2016. Initially built in May 2016, the Trafalgar garden is located at Trafalgar Campus in Oakville, Ontario, between A-Wing and the Athletics Centre. A permanent garden was constructed in May 2017.
In 2019, the Community Garden Committee will work to expand 2 existing plots at the Davis campus (currently assigned to the ‘Be the Change’ project) into several plots at Davis to build a Davis Campus Community Garden. The Davis garden is located at the Davis Campus in Brampton, Ontario, between the H-Wing and Student Union (McLaughlin Street side).
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, almost entirely free of charge (purchase of additional plants or materials is up to your discretion). 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 faculty 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 Derreck (currently on maternity leave), Melina Elia, Kimberley Haney, Susan Montgomery, Nathan Nettleton, Anna Pautler, and Harsh Thakkar. 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!
2020 GROWING SEASON
We will be accepting applications for the 2020 growing season shortly. If you’d like to participate, please fill out the intake form, which will be available in March/April 2020. If you sign up as an individual, you will be placed in a group. If you would like to sign up as a group, you can list your other group members on the intake form.
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.
We will bring copies of the Member Agreement and Waiver to the orientation meeting.
The Community Garden Committee is comprised of volunteer faculty and staff members. The team consists of: Jessica Derreck (currently on maternity leave), Melina Elia, Kimberley Haney, Susan Montgomery, Nathan Nettleton, Anna Pautler, and Harsh Thakkar.