A New Community Garden for Cobourg’s East End

A new wheelchair accessible garden in the east end of Cobourg now providing free produce to members of the community.

In 2015, a number of local residents felt there was a need for a community garden in the east end of Cobourg. They came together to form the Cobourg Community Garden Group (CCGG) to promote local food sustainability. The following year, thanks in part to support from the Town of Cobourg, the CCGG founded the Cobourg Community Garden at James J. Tracey Park. Framed by Walton and Spencer streets, the garden is home to twenty-five in-ground beds and three wheelchair-accessible beds leased each year by local residents keen on growing their own vegetables, fruit, and other plants. Recently, the CCGG converted three beds to community plots making available free produce to members of our community.

The number of gardeners that return each year is a testament to the garden’s success. Priority goes to returning gardeners and although the garden has a waiting list, there is only a small amount of turnover each year. Annual rental fees are $10 per season for a wheelchair-accessible bed and $20 for an in-ground bed.

For more information or to apply for a plot, contact the CCGG at info.ccgg.cobourg@gmail.com.

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