Gardens locations

Alban Community Garden: 21 Delamere Rd., Alban (Caisse Populaire d’Alban Lte.)

Noëlville Community Garden: 21 St. Christophe St., Noëlville (Municipal Complex)

School gardens:
École secondaire de la Rivière-des-Français: 11 Lahaie St. Noëlville
École  St-Antoine: 20 St-Antoine St., Noëlville
École St-Charles Boromée: 22 Ste-Anne St., St.-Charles
Monetville Public School: 7099 HWY 64, Monetville

Agency gardens :
French River Public Library – Noëlville: 19 Dollard St., Noëlville
Our Children Our Future - Sudbury East Best Start Hub: 20 St-Antoine St., Noëlville


Type of gardens

Combination of plots for rent (Alban, Noëlville) and shared (Noëlville)

School gardens are for students only. Agency gardens are for members only.


Configuration

  • 32 accessible raised beds (Alban : 8 | Noëlville: 12)
  • Subterranean irrigation on water timer
  • Composting

Gardening

Gardening is entirely organic and mostly predicated on the Square Foot Gardening principles.


Cost to participate

$10 plot;
$20 shared (boxes are taken care of by volunteers);
FREE for students and agency members


Produce and Plants

A wide range of vegetables and herbs are grown.

If individual plot, the produce is selected by that individual gardener.


Amenities

Conveniant locations in French River and Sudbury East region.
Water: Provided by each site. Well water.
Storage: Small storage for equipment.
Equipment: Small rakes, shovels and scoops provided, watering can if additional watering required
Composting: 1 cubic metre wooden compost bins
Seating: Noëlville site has gazebo with picnic table.


Volunteers

Since its inception in 2014, this initiative has had the participation of over 150 volunteers in the construction and maintenance of the gardens.


Contact

Name: Meghan Perrin | Health Promoter | French River Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
Email: mperrin@frenchrivernplc.ca  OR  frcg.coordinator@gmail.com
Phone: 705-857-3767 x 206
Facebook: www.facebook.com/frenchrivercommunitygardens


Other

Beautiful stained glass mosaics created by grade 6,7,8 students from É.s. de la Rivière-des-Français & École catholique St-Antoine (2015-16)


Our Sponsors and Friends of the Garden

The garden is supported both financially and in-kind contributions from the following:

  • French River Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
  • Sudbury and District Health Unit – Sudbury East Office
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Speak Up! (Ministry of Education)
  • Thomas Bulldozing
  • BAR Refrigeration
  • Centre de santé communautaire de Sudbury-Est
  • Club des Bons Vivants d’Alban
  • École catholique St-Antoine
  • École catholique St-Charles Boromée
  • École secondaire de la Rivière-des-Français
  • French River Gardens
  • Fryer Forest Products
  • Jean’s Home Hardware
  • Jewels Dental Hygiene
  • Municipality of French River
  • Nicole Bisaillon
  • Our Children, Our Future – Sudbury East Best Start Hub
  • Séguin Hardware Castle Building Center
  • Star of the North Women’s Institute of Monetville
  • Wayne Restoule Lumber