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Community Garden

May 15
Seed to Soil 
By Judy Osinski 

The Lakeview Community Garden is up and running again for the 2017 season. We have some enthusiastic new participants this year who are taking over garden beds from people who have moved on from our group. We have had two work bees already this spring to prepare the garden for the new season. This has involved cutting down and turning in our cover crop of fall rye to act as a green manure. We have also been the fortunate recipients of a donated load of compost from Aim Environmental Group, the company which is setting up the composting plant for the City of Calgary. We were chosen for this free compost because we have been donating produce to the Food Bank and will continue to do so this season in cooperation with Connect Charter School. 

Thank you to people in the Lakeview Community who are interested in our garden and sometimes donate items to the cause. Thank you to Maureen Somers who recently donated a couple of large planters that we are happy to plant with flowers. We welcome people to stroll through the garden and see what is growing there. However, please remember that these garden beds are rented and tended by private individuals and the produce is not free for the taking, as tempting as that may be. Also, please do not add items to our compost bins such as pet waste and garbage. These bins are for the express use of the members of the Lakeview Community Garden. 

For more information about the Lakeview Community Garden or to inquire about plot availability for next season, please send an e-mail message to or post on our facebook page. Alternatively, call Judy Osinski at 403-246-4066. By Chris Dittmann


The Calgary Science School is a public charter school (Grades 4 to 9) occupying the former Clem Gardner Elementary school building here in Lakeview. One of the pillars of the school’s philosophy and learning model is the desire to create an authentic learning environment that connects students to the “real world”.

It was with this goal in mind that the Calgary Science School entered into partnership with the Lakeview Community Association to establish the community garden project that was launched last year in June. The school is eager to continue the project this spring and several teachers will be using the garden as an outdoor classroom to engage students in different subjects and topics.

This course focuses on developing skills that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. In addition to learning hands-on gardening skills, students will work with Ms. Tulick in learning how to plan and plant a garden plot.
(Chris Dittmann is a teacher at the Calgary Science School)

If you are interested in participating in the garden, or collaborating with the Connect Charter School, please send an e-mail message to or post on our Facebook page: Alternatively, you can call Judy Osinski at 403-246-4066 to inquire about plot availability.