Who Can Participate?

Land Hosts

You need help with your garden 

AND/OR

You have space for someone else to have their own garden on your property

Gardeners

You want to help someone in their garden 

AND/OR

You want a garden of your own on someone else’s property

Land Hosts:

As a Land Host, your job is to provide the land, whether it be shared garden space with yourself and/or an independent plot. If you have a yard or a lawn, and are open to letting someone dig it up, you are an ideal candidate for this role. If you have some raised beds or an already-established garden area, that is a bonus! 

Gardeners- experienced or not:

  • The expectations of the Gardener are not limited to completing the day-to-day tasks associated with maintaining a productive home garden (preparing the soil, seeding, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, etc…)  They also include:
  • – Providing your own Personal Protective Equipment (gloves, boots, rainwear, etc…)
  • – Providing your own transportation to the place where you will be gardening (We aim to get you as close as possible to your home)
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  • The responsibilities of the Gardener will vary and will lean heavily on how you and the Land Host come to your agreement.

You can participate in this program even if you don’t have a lot of gardening experience! There are a couple of things we can do to assist you:

  • – We can connect you with relevant community organizations. You can access learning resources, get in touch with experienced gardeners, and attend gardening-related workshops and events 
  • – We can try to pair you up with a Land Host who has gardened in the past and is willing to take on a teaching role

**You will have a chance to tell us what works best for you when you fill out the online application.**

Working Together:

Land Hosts and Gardeners in this program have a lot of freedom when it comes to deciding what they want out of their partnership. They could choose to grow some ornamental flowers or plant some trees. A couple or a group of friends could garden together for one Land Host. A Gardener with an interest in carpentry could offer to build some raised beds for the person they are working with. Land Hosts who want to learn some gardening skills could ask the Gardener they are paired with to play more of a teaching role. These are just a few examples of how the basic model of a garden share could be expanded to better suit your needs and goals as a participant. There is no exchange of money for time and labour.