South Osborne Garden Clubs

What’s a garden club? 

Do you want to garden, or learn about gardening, but don’t want the full responsibility of your own garden space? Join a garden club!  The clubs offer a chance to learn about permaculture and get some hands on experience in a garden – plus you get to share in the bounty. Each club is a little different, with different sites,
time commitments and schedules.

They’re open to anyone and free to join.

For example, if you're available Monday/ Wednesday evenings, then the People Garden Club is probably the best fit for you. Or if you want to spend time in the South Osborne Community Orchard, join A Place to Grow (Riverview)/
Community Orchard/River Garden
If you like the idea of gardening with kids, then consider joining A Place to Grow (Lord Roberts). Or if you want to learn from one of the stewards in particular, you'll want to join the garden club that they organize. Or join a club with a friend!

How do I pick the right garden club?  

The main differences between the garden clubs are: 

  1. Schedule
  2. Location
  3. Participants 
  4. Stewards

Do I have to join a club to participate? 

Nope. Anyone is free to drop in and enjoy our garden spaces. Help out with the tasks of the day and you may leave with a share of that day's harvest. 

What happens to the food?  

Most of what we grow in these gardens is shared between the stewards and the garden club volunteers. The more you come out and participate the more food you take home.

Each year, some produce is specifically grown to be used as a fundraiser to support Sustainable South Osborne Community Co op. It is either sold to local restaurants or served at the annual Harvest Dinner.

Sharing the abundance of our gardens with the community is important to us. Therefore, we share our surplus with social agencies like Oak Table, Agape Table and our friends at Fred Tipping Place.

Food isn't the only thing we are cultivating! Some of our plants are carefully let go to seed. Saving seed is an important aspect in local food production, and in the protection of biodiversity. Many of our saved seeds are donated to the Osborne Library's free Seed Library.