Little Italy Community Garden

Strengthening community relationships in the McCauley neighbourhood - one flower at a time.

  • Debbie Reid

  • Debbie Reid

  • Debbie Reid

The Little Italy Community Garden, located on the corner of 95 Street and 106 Avenue, is part of an initiative that is focused on revitalizing the McCauley neighbourhood and strengthening community ties. The project is being coordinated by Skills Society and was made possible through the support of the City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Fund.

Skills Society is thrilled by the progress that has been made since the development of the Community Garden in July, 2014. Along with the help of many thoughtful and dedicated volunteers, Skills was able to meet its construction goals for Phase I of the project: the land was levelled, the first 18 garden beds were built and ready for planting, and it brought together a diverse collective of people.

Phase II of the the project took place last summer and we could not be happier with the progress made. With the help of many generous contributors and volunteers, the remaining 15 garden beds were built, a beautiful shed was constructed, and – most importantly – the neighbourhood began gathering together to plant flowers and vegetables as a community.

The Little Italy Community Garden has brought together citizens with disabilities, McCauley residents, businesses, and community leaders to work as a strong collective on a project that revitalizes an important area of Edmonton. For many, the garden has become a place of tranquility and repose. Skills is therefore looking to the McCauley community for passionate and responsible people to take on leadership roles in the garden. This will help ensure that the gift of the garden project endures in the McCauley community.

Please contact debbie@skillssociety.ca if you would like to join us.

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