Who are we? The Silverado Dirt Diggers is a group of residents who love digging in the dirt! We grow veggies and flowers at the Silverado Community Garden located at the soccer fields, just beside the hockey rink.
Vision: To create a community connection and a sense of unity by providing a common ground to cultivate and share a common goal for healthy living.
Mission: To nurture the environment by growing a sense of community and inspiring healthy relationships.
The deets: On May Long Weekend of each year, the Stef McDonald, the garden coordinator, accepts applications for plots. Priority will be given to the past years’ participants. Any leftover plots grows veggies for the Food Bank.
Want to be a gardener? Here are the expectations: keep your garden neat and clear of weeds, assist with the compost system, and keep the shed locked and in good condition. That’s it!
We’ll release info on how to submit your application as of May 2016. Have a comment, question or idea? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to spring!
We’d like to send a HUGE thank you to our sponsors.
Bronze up to $249
Greengate Garden Centre
Stepping Stones Grant
Platinum $1000- $1999
Homes by Avi
Diamond $2000 plus
The City of Calgary
We’re getting more sponsorship all the time; keep your eyes and ears open to hear about more generous contributions coming our way.
There’s a community of gardeners out there to help you along! The Calgary Horticultural Society began in 1908 and is still growing over a century later.
Check out their website to find:
– ask an expert,
– events and workshops,
– family activities,
… and information about community gardens.