The City of Weyburn Community Gardens are located at 424 – 10th Ave. S next to Signal Hill Arts Centre.
In Response to COVID-19 the following measures are in place to ensure the safety of all participants:
Anyone feeling unwell is not to attend the community garden space
Do not share tools or equipment.
When handling the spigots on water tanks, gloves will need to be worn or hands must be sanitized before and after. Everyone will be responsible to supply their own gloves and sanitizer.
Physical distancing of 2m between individuals at all times with the exception of members residing in the same household.
Gardeners will garden at their own risk and must adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols.
60 Garden plots are open between May 1 and October 31 for non-commercial use only. Due to the high demand, the above locations are available to Weyburn residents only. To be put on the waiting list for the Community Garden spots, please contact the Parks Department at (306) 848-3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Please note that there are no available garden plots.
Plot Size and Configuration:
- Each plot is a raised bed with the dimensions of 4’ x 12’ x 1’. The treated lumber that comprises the frame does not leach or emit any harmful compounds or chemicals into the soil.
- An annual registration fee of $20.00 is required from each participant. Payment of exact cash or cheque can be made at the Public Works Building located at 55 – 16th St. NE
- Each year past participants will be provided the opportunity to continue with the program if they so wish.
- Gardeners are asked to respect the plots of other participants and to limit their activities within the boundaries of their own plots.
- Parking is allowed on the SHAC parking lot. No vehicles are allowed on any turf area at any time.
- Do not park in the stalls immediately in front of the SHAC building as those are reserved for building patrons.
Children and Pets:
- Children are welcome as long as they are under close supervision.
- Pets are not allowed in the garden area under any circumstances, even if on a leash.
- Due to the relatively small size of the plots growing vegetables such as corn, potatoes or other plants requiring a large space is strongly discouraged.
- Any other vegetables that are suited to intensive in-row cultivation are welcomed.
- Any plants perennial in nature, such as strawberries will not be permitted.
- Gardeners are encouraged to donate their excess produce to organizations such as the Food Bank or Family Place.
Maintenance and Pest/Weed Control:
- The Parks Department will provide initial plot cultivation in the spring and fall cultivation after the plots are harvested. We will also maintain the areas between plots. All other maintenance is the responsibility of the gardener.
- Gardeners are required to regularly maintain their plots including any weed growth around the base of the raised bed.
- Weeds must be collected and bagged. Currently there are no compost facilities on site but gardeners are encouraged to remove the vegetation for home composting.
- Alternatively bagged waste can also be disposed of in the dumpster located at the rear of SHAC.
- Gardeners are required to use environmentally friendly methods of weed and pest control. Herbicides will not be permitted.
- Fertilizers are permitted.
Hoses and Watering:
- The entire green area, in which the plots are located, is irrigated 2-3 times per week by the underground irrigation system.
- If a gardener wishes supplemental watering access to a tap and hose is available. Gardeners are required to provide their own nozzle.
- Only hand held nozzles are permitted and must not be left unattended while in use.
- Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility.
- All gardening tools must be supplied by the gardener and it should be noted that no tool storage is available on site.
- Gardeners are required to clean up their garden plots no later than Thanksgiving weekend. All plant material must be removed from your plot prior to final fall inspection.
- All materials brought into the garden must be taken with you including but not limited to fencing, plastics, stakes, tomato cages, decorations, plant pots, loose boards, string, bags, and cans.
- No permanent structures are permitted to remain in the garden plots.
Use and Misuse of Gardens:
- If you are absent for an extended period of time, please arrange for someone to look after your plot.
- In the event of plot abandonment or misuse including, but not limited to, unkempt or neglected plots, poor weed and pest control or use of chemicals, the Parks Department reserves the right to confiscate the plot and dispose of the contents as it deems fit.
- Ample notice will be provided to gardeners who appear to be neglecting their plots prior to action being taken.
The City of Weyburn and the Communities in Bloom Committee would like to thank all those participating in this program and wish you happy gardening!
For more information, please contact the Parks Department at (306) 848-3290 or email@example.com