Community Gardens - Rainy River District

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Description & Services
Description (Agency) Functions as a community garden for community members to plant, tend, and harvest together 
Volunteers work to coordinate various gardens throughout the region
Description (Service)
  • Provides garden space that community members plant, tend and harvest together or individually for a fresh food supply 
  • Growing season runs from May to September; dependent upon weather 
  • All gardens coordinated through volunteer efforts and always looking for available volunteers 
  • Accept donations of cash and gardening items including seeds, bulbs, perennials, fertilizers, mulching materials, equipment and supplies such as hand tools, garden hoses, wheel barrows, watering cans, flower pots, gloves and kneeling pads 
  • Donates any surplus produce to local food programs
 
Emo Community Garden
 
6287 Highway 11/71, Emo, Ont, (West edge of Emo, across from Norlund's Chapel)
 
Contact: 807-482-2211, Health Educator at Northwestern Health Unit 
  • Coordinated by Emo Lavallee Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition 
  • Operates as one large sharing garden; open to all community members to work in and to pick produce for free as needed
 
Fort Frances Community Garden
 
Lillie Ave N, Fort Frances, Ont, (Between Fifth & Sixth Street West)
 
Contact: 807-274-9827, Northwestern Health Unit 
  • Operates as individual plots available for seasonal fee ($20 per plot) 
  • Offers a children's gardening club with smaller plots available for fee ($10 per plot) 
  • Raised garden beds available for those with physical limitations 
  • Storage shed and gardening tools/equipment available on site for gardener use 
  • Website is at www.ffcommunitygarden.com
 
Rainy River Community Garden
 
Little Street S, Rainy River, Ont, (Turn South at Beaver Mills Market)
 
Contact: 807-852-3268, Northwestern Health Unit 
  • Operates as family sized plots, individual sized plots and raised garden beds available for seasonal fee 
  • Storage shed and gardening tools/equipment on site for gardener use
Hours No specified hours
Areas Served Emo ; Fort Frances ; Rainy River
Eligibility Requires individuals to supply own seeds and/or plants for rented plots
Application Call each community contact to reserve plot; rented on first come basis
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
E-Mail info@ffcommunitygarden.com
Website www.ffcommunitygarden.com
Primary Contact Chris DuCharme, Rainy River Community Garden Contact; Phone: 807-274-5556 ext 219
Alternate Contact Elaine Fischer, Fort Frances Community Garden Contact; Phone: 807-274-9827 ext 3638; Email: efischer@nwhu.on.ca
Located In Community Rainy River District
Address Rainy River District
 
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Mailing Address c/o Fort Frances Community Garden 
396 Scott St 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1G9
Physical Access Not Applicable - No physical location
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations