Vegetable Gardening

The Gateway Garden (5386 N. Ravenswood) and Bowmanville Garden (5410 N. Bowmanville) Vegetable Plots, are available to gardeners interested in growing vegetables and edible plants.  An important effort is underway to expand the Gateway Garden.  Please read more and join that preservation effort.

Annually, interested gardeners should:

Step 1: DO NOT PAY FEES until you receive notification of a plot assignment.

Step 2: Review the Vegetable Plot Rules, Guidelines, and Application Form

Step 3: Complete, sign, and submit form per the instructions on the application.

Step 4: DO NOT PAY FEES until you receive notification of a plot assignment.

The 2018 application cycle begins February 1, 2018.  Forms are updated annually.

Link to the application/rules/guidelines form is below:

BCO Vegetable Plot Application Rules Guidelines Form for 2018

* When all plots are assigned, applicants are placed on a Wait List for plots that might become available during the season.  A completed application is required to get on the Wait List. *

The cost of renting a plot is $20 per season for 4′ X 6′ or 4′ X 8′ plots at the Bowmanville Garden or 5′ X 10′ plots at the Gateway Garden.   Once assigned a plot, all gardeners are required to become members of the BCO ($20) and to fulfill 12 Volunteer Hours for community garden maintenance.  At least six volunteer hours must be completed by July 1st.

Please, DO NOT pay fees until you receive notification of a plot assignment.  You can find the payment link on the main dropdown menu or click here for BCO Payment page.

Read about the history and use of each of our veggie garden spaces here:

Gateway Garden (along Ravenswood Avenue at Balmoral) – west side of Metra tracks

Bowmanville Garden (along Bowmanville Avenue along the cemetery wall)