Ready, Set, GROW Whistler
WELCOME TO GROW WHISTLER: THE COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE & GARDEN PROGRAM
Whistler’s community gardening program promotes social and environmental sustainability through greenhouses and gardens which encourage community members to grow their own organic vegetables.
Space is allocated to gardeners on a first come, first serve basis. Gardeners from the previous year and AWARE members are offered an early-bird registration for the upcoming growing season.
New to gardening or the GROW program? Need to plan your garden? Check out the programs ‘101’ guides below.
GARDENING SPACES AVAILABLE:
Neighbourhood GreenhousesGROW Whistler includes four greenhouses; two at Spruce Grove Park, one at Myrtle Philip School and one at Alpha Lake Park, each containing eighteen, 2.5ft by 8ft boxes. The Greenhouses temperatures are automatically controlled and beds are irrigated for automatic watering.
The annual fee of $75/year for a greenhouse box includes a wide variety of organic seeds, soil amendments, water, a gardening guide and lots of support. As the greenhouses are fully organic closed eco-systems and in the interests of keeping them disease-free, only seeds and materials provided by the program are permitted.
Thanks to volunteer Jim Cook, for his passion and wisdom in making this program a success.
Cheakamus Community Garden
The annual fee of $75/year for an outdoor garden box includes a seed swap event, compost, water, tools, a gardening guide and lots of support.
This project was made possible by grant support from the Community Foundation of Whistler and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.