Community Garden Collective

The Community Garden Collective is a network of community garden leaders that formed in 2009 to collaborate with the City of Thunder Bay, community members, groups and businesses to increase food skills, food security, and community engagement through community gardens. It supports community gardens by coordinating resources, sharing information and experiences, promoting existing gardens, and facilitating the development of new gardens. The Collective’s vision is for all citizens to have access to supports and resources that will enable them to grow, prepare and preserve their own food and get involved in their community. The City of Thunder Bay Parks Division supports gardens through a Community Garden Policy that was developed in 2009, following the adoption of the Food Charter and the EarthCare Plan, to support community gardens on city property with a water supply, and annual manure and rototilling.