The Township of Laurentian Valley has two community gardens that provide opportunities for people to connect, learn, and enjoy a healthy outdoor activity.  Community gardens offer the space to grow produce that one may otherwise not have access to, increasing availability to fresh food to those in need.

Two garden locations

The Township of Laurentian Valley has two garden site locations that are currently being developed including an area at: 

  • Shady Nook Recreation Centre located at 80 Richardson Crescent
  • Alice & Fraser Recreation Centre located at 1 Henan Road

Two plot sizes:

  • 8’x12’
  • 12’x12’

Plots are be properly distanced to meet COVID-19 physical distancing requirements. 

Plot fees:

  • $10 for 8’x12’
  • $20 for 12’x12’

All proceeds are being donated to the local food bank, St. Joseph’s Food Bank.  Subsidies will be offered to those who cannot afford the plot fees but wish to grow a garden.

Gardens will be open for planting starting May Long Weekend, May 22, 2021. 

Plots available:

There are 34 garden plots available, 18 plots at Alice and Fraser Rec Centre and 16 plots at Shady Nook Rec Centre. 

  • A+F plot availability: 6 small remaining 
  • Shady Nook plot availability: 2 small remaining

To rent a plot:

Gardeners must complete the 2021 Registration Form and sign the Community Garden Program COVID-19 Plot Rental Contract and drop off to the Township Office with fee at 460 Witt Road. Both documents are available for download herewith in pdf format.  The Township office is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00pm.  You may also leave documents with fee in the mail slot after hours (cash or cheque accepted, debit available for in-person drop off during office hours). 

LV Community Gardens

In 2020 the Province of Ontario has re-opened community gardens and declared them an "essential source of fresh food" for people, including those who are facing food insecurity, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Furthermore, through the County of Renfrew in cooperation with the Province of Ontario, the Township of Laurentian Valley secured funding to help build the two gardens as well as securing many community in-kind donations.

“We are so pleased by all the support the community gardens initiative has received so far with in-kind donations for materials needed to complete the gardens including soil, pathway woodchips, and plot boards.” Mark Behm, Township Public Works Manager.

To learn more about the gardens or to secure a garden plot please contact the Township at 613-735-6291 or at info@lvtownship.ca.

Complete your application:

Member application

Plot rental contract