Meaford Community Garden

Introducing the new Coordinator:


My name is Amanda and I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Meaford Community Garden team as Coordinator!

Since I can remember, I’ve been in awe of nature and the world around us. I have fond memories of gardening as a young child; mostly tending to herbs and flower beds. Additionally, I love exploring creeks and rivers, forests, and mountains with my family.

I have worked with food for the last 18 years including owning and operating a bakery and later a small hobby farm and market garden. I continue my love of baking by sharing fresh bread and other goodies with my friends and family.

When my family and I relocated to Meaford last summer, I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved in the community here. I’m so looking forward to connecting with you all as we work together in the gardens, growing food to fill the community fridge and the food bank.

I can’t wait to get my hands dirty and continue the vital work of helping fight food insecurity in our community.

You are invited to our complimentary Community Garden workshops:

The Meaford Community Gardens group has been active in Meaford since 2011. During this time, they have provided multiple locations (old GBCS, Victoria Village, and the snack garden beside the new Rotary Thrift Shop) throughout the town to grow fresh, sustainable, and organic produce for anyone in the community. Their gardens host private and communal plots giving the opportunity for a hands-on, educational experience for those new to gardening or an accessible and social location for those with experience.

This dedicated group of volunteers not only builds and maintains the gardens, but they also grow, harvest, and distribute fresh produce to their community through the Meaford Food Bank and Outreach and the Community Fridge. The Meaford Community Gardens group has a strong focus on educating youth. One of their main programs is to hire a summer student who gets a variety of work experiences while learning regenerative gardening and working with multi-generational members of the community. 

Through the spring and summer of 2024, they also are running community-wide gardening workshops at the Meaford Library. Follow their Facebook to keep up to date!