Community Garden

Levels of Community Garden membership

The Oakridge Community Garden (OCG) Program is part of the Oakridge Community Association (OCA). It is operated by the Association with direction from an OCG committee. To participate in OCG events, both an Oakridge Community Association and Oakridge Community Garden memberships are required. 

There are three levels of OCG membership:

Level 1

The Oakridge Community Garden (OCG) Level 1 Program is available for purchase beginning February 15, 2021. OCG Membership Program Level 1 gives the purchaser access to all Oakridge Community Garden presentations. Some OCG events may require an extra fee to attend. To purchase your Level 1 membership Program you must first have purchased a 2021 Oakridge Community Association Membership.  Any member of the OCG Program will be required to follow the OCG rules/guidelines & sign a waiver.

Level 2

The Oakridge Community Garden (OCG) Level 2 Program is available for purchase beginning February 15, 2021. OCG Membership Program Level 2 gives the purchaser access to all Oakridge Community Garden presentations plus rental of a 4’x4’ raised garden plot.  Level 2 plot rental comes with an obligation to contribute five hours per month to assist with communal garden maintenance and related activities. Some OCG events may require an extra fee to attend. To purchase your Level 2 membership Program you must first have purchased a 2021 Oakridge Community Association Membership.  Any member of the OCG Program will be required to follow the OCG rules/guidelines & sign a waiver.

Level 3

The Oakridge Community Garden (OCG) Level 3 Program is available for purchase beginning February 15, 2021. OCG Membership Program Level 3 gives the purchaser access to all Oakridge Community Garden Presentations plus rental of a 4’x10’ raised garden plot.  Level 3 plot rental comes with an obligation to contribute five hours per month to assist with communal garden maintenance and related activities. Some OCG events may require an extra fee to attend. To purchase your Level 3 membership Program you must first have purchased a 2021 Oakridge Community Association Membership.  Any member of the OCG Program will be required to follow the OCG rules/guidelines & sign a waiver.

To purchase both, an OCA membership and Oakridge Community Garden (OCG) membership, CLICK HERE.

Registration would also request a donation to help establish the OCG. 

Through the OCG Program, the Community Association offers multiple opportunities to participate in gardening and garden related events.

OCG Members will require abiding by the OCG Guidelines and will be required to sign a Waiver.

Plant and Seed Exchange on May 29th

The Oakridge Community Garden will host its annual Plant and Seed Exchange on Saturday, May 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All volunteers and participants will be required to follow all COVID protocols and masks are mandatory.

To register to participate, please email ocg.yyc.events@gmail.com.

Oakridge Community Garden April Update

The Oakridge Community Garden committee is pleased to announce that all existing raised vegetable planter boxes are rented, as well as the nine boxes that are soon to be constructed. Should any boxes become available, there is a wait list, so register your interest with Bev Romerman at 
 
 
Please keep in mind that planter box rental is only a very small part of OCG activities. Perhaps you have an interest in helping to create beautiful perennial garden beds or in growing a “Food Forest” of edible berry bushes. Or maybe you would just like to meet other people in the community who are interested to develop and maintain a community garden and chat about gardening. Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned expert, there are OCG activities that will suit your needs and desires.
 
For example, did you know that membership in OCG includes invitations to the OCG Monthly Members’ Zoom Talks, periodic tours to the gardens of other members and expert-guided visits to other Calgary community gardens? OCG members also share in enjoying produce from a lovely herb garden. 
 
If you are not a member yet, but curious about becoming involved in OCG, please feel welcome to ask for a list of volunteer opportunities by contacting Susan Eaton at
 
 
Watch for the new shed, scheduled for installation on or about April 18th, providing there are no  weather delays. 
 
Construction of nine new raised veggie boxes will be scheduled in May, as weather permits.
 
Seeds are being started at volunteers’ homes and soon everyone will be able to see activity around the Vertical Garden structure.
 
Plantings of perennials and berry bushes are planned for May-June. At least one large perennial bed will be dug and planted in the area of the welcome sign/message centre. 
 
Seating areas will soon pop up in the garden. Though we still must observe Covid-19 pandemic protocols, families and individuals should soon be able to picnic and play in the garden. 
 
BIG NEWS: Memberships for Oakridge Community Association are free to all Oakridge Residents for 2021-2022. Go to the Oakridge Community Association website, secure your free  OCA membership and an OCG membership (only $10) at 
 
All OCG members are welcome to attend the weekly planning and development meetings (Thursdays at 9:30 am via Zoom) and get involved in project activities. By increasing your involvement, you will be able to see detailed project plans and provide your input.  
 
Scheduled OCG events for 2021 include the OCG Plant Exchange (May 29th), OCG Open Garden (June 26th) and Hallowe’en in the Garden (October 31st).