Green Thumbs at the DDRC

Back in June, we told you about the great planting day that the DDRC Gardening Club had at the Rutland Park Community Garden. Now that September is just beginning, let’s take a look back at what our Gardening Club accomplished during the growing season:



Planting Day at the Rutland Park Community Garden

June 3 was planting day at the Rutland Park Community Garden, and the DDRC Gardening Club did a great job! This year, we’ll be growing a “salad garden,” with a wonderful assortment of fresh strawberries, lettuce, parsley, oregano, radishes, red cauliflower, and more!

Check out the work of our avid gardeners:


Away We Grow!

As the summer months draw to a close, and with growing season more than halfway over, we thought it would be a great time to update readers on the progress of the DDRC plot in the Rutland Park community garden!

The Learning and Leadership Garden Club met on-site last Monday to discuss the pros and cons of their first planting season. Despite a bit of hail damage, the crops have come in nicely, and the garden is truly something for all of the club members to take pride in.

Growing a Community

Ah, spring. The time of year when our city gets a little warmer, the days get a little longer, and the air is filled with the fresh scents of all things green.

This year, we are welcoming spring in our community in the brand new Rutland Park community garden!

One of the newest community gardens in Calgary, the Rutland Park garden was built in the fall of 2014, and is open for planting for the first time ever. We worked closely with the garden committee during the planning and building stages of the garden, as having an inclusive space was a high priority for all those involved. A variety of bed heights and large walkways make this site accessible to individuals with wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices.

The DDRC’s Creative Coordinator, Crysta Trask, has organized a garden club for clients and Community Resource Workers who are interested in learning about planting in a hands-on way. Here’s to a marvellous growing season!

Morgan plants some lettuce in the DDRC's garden plot.
PACE client Morgan plants some lettuce in the DDRC’s garden plot.

Stay tuned for updates and photos as our garden begins to grow.