Community Garden

The Elmsdale Community Garden is a project of the East Hants Community Learning Association, bringing food security to people in and around Elmsdale. We grow crops, hold workshops and provide food for the community at pop up markets around East Hants.

The Community Garden was founded out of a need for food security in our community. Between work, bills and personal commitments, many people struggle to fit healthy food into their lives. This is where we come in. We provide the seeds, space and gardeners to grow crops for the community. The food is available for anyone: all we ask is you let us know how many people the food will go towards feeding. In 2021-22, the Elmsdale Community Garden helped fill 2,673 plates.

Navigating the Garden

Finding your way around the garden can be challenging if you’ve never gardened before. To help, we have created the ECG Garden Map Guide. When a crop is ready, we will highlight the bed or planting area on the map, as well as the specific plants in the guide. The guide will be updated periodically, based on which produce is ready to harvest. For the most up to date information, check the markers placed in the garden boxes.

Once you’ve helped yourself to some fresh produce, don’t forget to let us know how many people it fed. Email your numbers to These numbers help us show how many people we feed and find additional funding for next year.