2021 Greener Greenspace Profile
Two Rivers Huron Street Community Garden
Located in Guelph, ON, the Two Rivers Huron Street Community Garden has eighteen community plots and a community composting system to reduce food waste and to grow the culture and mindset for community compositing.
Design and Process
The Two Rivers Huron Street Community Garden in Guelph, ON, is a community garden with eighteen garden plots. The garden includes the “Cadillac” of community composting systems created by the ‘Compost Queens of the Royal City’, Guelph-based soil facilitators and educators who are inspiring a local community compost movement and mindset. The eleven-foot tall wooden compost system in the community garden is available for neighbourhood use to divert organic waste and produce rich soil. Garden tools and water are available on site.
Two Rivers Neighbourhood Group and volunteers administer and maintain the garden. In the spring, plots are available for rent on a first come first served basis. Gardeners can rent a plot for a sliding scale fee for the season. Volunteers are always welcome to get involved. During the growing season, the community garden hosts workshops and other community events to share knowledge, food and to build community.
Greener Greenspaces is a recognition program for sites from across Canada that exemplify greener greenspace stewardship. The aim of the program is to showcase examples of ecologically-focused land care as a means to inspire others and to further the movement across Canada.