Vision & Mission: 
 
Connecting People to Plants

Good Worm Garden Programs creates opportunities for people to grow through innovative urban agriculture initiatives and therapeutic garden programs.  

The Good Worm experience promotes creativity, sensory stimulation, reduced stress, skill-building and meaningful garden education. Good Worm utilizes the evidence-based ‘power of plants’ to promote well-being by growing healthier people and communities. 
 

 

​Programs & Projects

Therapeutic
Horticulture 
 Programs
 
Garden 
Education
Workshops

The good worm impact

 
 
"What happens when neighbours share space to grow food?"
In partnership with local non-profits, changemakers, and organizations, Good Worm is piloting an exciting new urban ag initiative for spring/summer 2021. 

A city-wide initiative, with wrap-around services in the pilot neighbourhoods of Lakewood, Queen Mary Park and Central McDougall, this project is based on neighbourhood mutual aid and the sharing economy. 

We are seeking Yard Hosts (typically homeowners) who are willing to share their underused garden space (or convert a portion of their lawn to growing space) with Growers in exchange for some of the produce. 

This year, the Yard Share YEG working group will develop and launch an easy-to-use matchmaking website, provide wrap-around services and support, as well as a Community Animator toolkit. We aim to reduce barriers to urban food growing, especially for those on the economic fringe and those most impacted by food insecurity.

Click here to contact for more information or to be apart of this project.  

Acknowledgement 

 

Located in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (aka Edmonton). This area is the traditional territory for many First Nations communities including the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Blackfoot and the Metis Peoples.

 

The presence of settlers (non-indigenous peoples who live on these lands) is not neutral; it has had and continues to have devastating impacts on many aspects of life for Indigenous peoples. Many of our practices, including the seeds we plant, the ways we educate, and our methods of growing food came to these lands through the ongoing process of colonialism. Settler colonialism has suppressed local well-being and food systems. 

Hold this understanding in your interactions and engagements with this land and its people. There is important work being done by many nations and allies to ensure the continued thriving of traditional food systems, communities, and knowledge systems. Those of us who are settlers need to recognize that our knowledge and way of doing things may not be the priority as we work towards food security for everyone. 

Canada plant hardiness/climate zones range from from 0 (harshest) to 8 (mildest). We are generally in zone 3b.

Let's chat!
goodwormgardens@gmail.com
780.203.4676 (call or text)