Did You Know...?
Cranbrook has a space for everyone to try planting, tending and eating fresh produce, even if you don't have a garden.
The Cranbrook Public Produce Community Garden is located in Eric MacKinnon Park on 18th Ave N between 8th and 6th streets. The public produce garden was born in 2012 and is cared for by the Cranbrook Food Action Committee.
The garden is open to all community members, with some modifications including new COVID-19 precautions which are posted at the garden. The CFAC asks that people take turns in the garden, with an eight person maximum allowed in at one time and social distancing of six feet. The shed will also be locked so be sure to bring your own tools and gloves. It’s also asked that gardeners bring their own hand soap to wash up with, although the CFAC will try to keep the garden stocked. Ensure that you know what you have planted and where by putting up signs.
The garden is always unlocked (although there’s a fence to keep the deer out) and welcomes everyone in the community to come and take part in the life of a local food garden. From seeding to weeding to harvesting, all tasks are considered equal in this communally-managed space.
Unlike the typical community garden, this garden is open to the entire community, not just those who have garden plots.
A sign in the garden lays out the rules:
Please keep the gate closed.
Leave the garden in better shape than you found it.
Come back often and bring a friend.
It’s a great place to meet other gardeners (from a safe distance).
The Cranbrook Public Produce Community Garden has just about everything you could ask for. To assist non-seasoned gardeners, each section and produce item boasts a sign that lets you know if it’s ready for harvesting.
For more information about the Cranbrook Food Action Committee, send an email to: email@example.com