Garden Map for 2023

One of the things that make The Parkallen Community Garden so special is its open and shared gardening concept as compared to the assigned individual plots of other community gardens. For 2023 we are extending that model by having a “plot captain” for each plot.

The idea is that the Plot Captain guides the theme for each plot. The planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting is of course still shared.

1ShedStorage for tools and supplies. Can always use a tidying
2CompostRose3 bin composter for new, cooking and mature compost. Can always use a turn and some feeding
We also need to refresh the signage to make it more useful
3TreesMarleneAssortment of fruit trees. Could use a pruning and some signage.
4EdgingKevinThe stones that demarcate the edges of the garden can always use a little weeding to keep the grass from overgrowing the garden
5Raised Bed NorthShana
6Raised Bed SouthShana
7Plot 1Kevin G3 sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
8Plot 2Naomi G
9Plot 3 Marlene WGreen Circle kids garden
10Plot 4Marlene WLittle Learner’s kids Garden
11Plot 5TBDlasagna: maybe some squash or pumpkins or more potatoes!
12Plot 6TBDlasagna gardening maybe more potatoes and some peas
13Plot 7PotatoesPotatoes in the lasagna! big thanks to Suzanne Cheddarchuk for planting!
14Plot 8van city girlI’m hoping for beans and peas, but what ever she decides will be good
15Plot 9ElisaCarrots
16Plot 10Brent FKale and Collards
17Plot 11Marlene WNative Plants
18Plot 12Marlene WKids Creative
19Plot 13Manda
20Plot 14Brian G
21Plot 15Brian G

Spring 2023 Garden Bees

The garden is of course open 24/7 but these are times when a host will usually be on site to help guide the gardening and welcome people to the garden.

May 2023

Sat May 6th 2:30 – 3:30 pmChristine WGarden cleanup and start planting
Wed May 10 6:30 – 8:30 PMTBDGarden cleanup and start planting
Sat May 13th 2:30 – 3:30 pmChristine WGarden cleanup and start planting
Wed May 17 6:30 – 8:30 PMTBD
Sat May 20th 2:30 – 3:30 pmChristine W
Wed May 24 6:30 – 8:30 PMTBD
Sat May 27th 2:30 – 3:30 pmChristine W

Growing Abundant Community

Parkallen Community Garden Spring 2023

HI All!

My name is Brent Flesher. I am excited to take on the role of garden director for 2023. I’d like to continue the excellent work of the past and help grow the garden as a community resource.

2023 will see more workshops for things like stepping stones, fairy doors, fermentation and preserving capped off with a community garden harvest potluck feast in the fall.

Sunday April 23, 2023 1 – 4 pm

  • Compost bee:
    • Turn new compost
    • Top dress garden plots with finished compost
  • Tree pruning: time to give the trees a little trim to grow nice and fruit at convenient heights.

Parkallen Community Garden Needs a Garden Director in 2022

The Parkallen Community Garden is entering it’s 11th growing season in 2022 and needs a director.

The Community Garden Director organizes planting, gardening, and harvesting activities in the garden.

The director is supported by the past directors, a liaison who works with the Parkallen Community League, and the regular and casual community gardeners in Parkallen.

Are you interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity? email:

Celebrate Garden Days June 15 at Parkallen Community Garden 1 pm

Bring a picnic and a blanket to the Parkallen Community Garden on June 15, 1 p.m.

Rink Mural Part II Workshop at 2 p.m.  in the Parkallen Community Hall

Garden Days is Canada’s largest garden party, a celebration of the vital role of gardening in our communities and lives. It begins on National Garden Day, Saturday June 15th, 2019 and continues for nine days. Promoted by the Canadian Garden Council, Garden Days encourages local gardens, garden centers, horticulture societies, garden clubs and others to create special reasons for people to visit a garden. Last year, there were hundreds of activities across the country!

This year, we’re jumping on the bandwagon! Please join us on Saturday, June 15th at 1pm to celebrate National Garden Day in the Parkallen Community Garden. Bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy the good company of neighbours, new and seasoned gardening enthusiasts alike. We invite you to enjoy a glass of lemonade and tour the community garden to learn and share in your knowledge and passion for gardens and gardening.


Tools will be available for those that want to pull a weed or water some tender shoots as our garden landscape will just be getting exciting. Pick up a garden brochure or chat with a community garden member to learn how you can be involved!

For our little people (and those like me that just love a good story), we’ll also have a big basket of garden story books available. There’s nothing like laying back on a picnic blanket in the shade with grass between your toes, while you listen to the Tale of Peter Rabbit and other literary delights.

Looking to leave a permanent fingerprint? The rink mural is being extended to the south side of the rink to become a backdrop for the garden. A workshop to create the initial drawings will be hosted in the community hall at 2pm. Come and add your art to the garden!

See you there!

— Sara Wipperman

May Long Weekend Planting Bees

Gardeners, there are two planting bees schedule on May Long Weekend, the traditional “get your garden in” weekend in Edmonton, when we consider “all danger of frost to have past.”

Help seed the garden
Saturday May 18, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday May 19, 2-4 p.m.

If you can’t make either date, you’re still welcome to tend and harvest the PCG throughout the 2019 garden season.





Garden Meetings 2019


Afternoon of Saturday April 27th

Come celebrate and support our garden

Gardener Welcoming Gathering with Snacks

Time: 2-3 p.m.

at the garden south side of the rink

To welcome all those who think they may be interested in helping plant and/or maintain the garden this year and talk about our garden plans, and introduce newcomers to our garden.


Annual General  Meeting 3-4 p.m.

Time: 3-4 p.m.

at the Garden OR the location will be posted on the garden shed

Come to listen or join in on a discussion on how our garden is operated.   We will be reviewing garden roles, how we communicate, projects and programs opportunities. 

At the Community Hall 

Parkallen Community Garden in 2018

The Parkallen Community Garden is growing in the 2018 season and you are invited to our 5th annual AGM.
Where: Parkallen Community Hall
When: Friday, May 25th, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
What: an opportunity to ask questions and give input into plans for the season or simply listen and learn about the garden
Times you’re most likely to find gardeners in the PCG:

Tuesday Mornings 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m.
And Sundays mornings 8-10 a.m.
…unless otherwise posted on the shed door

Poppy with Spiral Crop (1 of 1)

The Parkallen Community Garden is Growing in 2017

Christine welcoming.jpg

The Parkallen Community Garden has a new leader: Christine Watts. All ages and abilities are welcome to meet and garden with Christine at directed gardening bees on Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. and on Wednesday Evenings, 7-8 p.m.

As always, visitors are welcome anytime and self-directed gardening is encouraged. Pull some weeds, plant (and label) something, harvest a handful of something to munch on the spot or for your dinner. See what’s coming up.


Daffodil (1 of 1).jpg

Looks for the cheery bulbs planted by the Brownies in 2015 and 2016. We’re still growing in 2017.