Community garden applications for the 2017 season will be available online beginning Nov. 14 at www.burlington.ca/communitygardens. You can also pick up an application at any community centres, the Seniors’ Centre, or City Hall, 426 Brant St., at the Service Burlington counter. Completed applications must be received by the city no later than Nov. 30, 2016.
Located at Amherst Park, Central Park, Maple Park and Francis Road Bikeway, the community gardens are open for planting from the beginning of May to the third week of October 2017. There is a total of 115 plots available, plus 10 raised, accessible plots suitable for persons with disabilities. Applicants may indicate a preferred garden location and plot style on the application.
The cost to rent a plot for the season is $50. Water, soil and compost are supplied and all plots have full sun. Plots will be allocated by lottery at the close of the application period, and all applicants will be notified of their lottery result by early December 2016.
For more information about Burlington community gardens, visit www.burlington.ca/communitygardens.