By Michelle Poirier

The Georgina-Brock Garden Club, a volunteer-run charity which works to educate, inspire and support gardeners, is looking for 10 to 12 Georgina residents to participate in the new Pefferlaw Community Garden, currently planned to open later this month.

The community garden, located at Pefferlaw Park, 38 Pete’s Lane, is a joint venture by the Town of Georgina and the Georgina-Brock Garden Club with the support of the Pefferlaw Area Ratepayers (PAR).

According to the Town, the garden will include a limestone screening pedestrian pathway, at-gate garden plots, raised cedar garden beds of varying highs (18″ and 30″) to accommodate those who have difficulty reaching and bending, a storage shed, a composter, an accessible picnic table/workbench, and two dwarf apple trees.

Denise Sheedy, President of the Georgina-Brock Garden Club, said all residents of Georgina are welcome to apply. However, they are prioritizing residents of Pefferlaw, as there is already a community garden in Sutton and Keswick.

“We hope to attract a dozen gardeners from the immediate vicinity to come together as a collective to grow food using a natural system of gardening,” Sheedy said.

“We anticipate participants having fun while they learn organic gardening practices to grow, eat and share all kinds of vegetables.”

Pefferlaw Community Garden

Sheedy said community gardens are important to communities because of rising food costs, food security, and education.

She says the pathways through the garden will allow residents to walk through and see how the food is being grown.

If they do not receive enough applicants from Georgina, they will open eligibility to residents of Brock as the Georgina-Brock Garden Club includes residents from both towns, Sheedy said.

For more information and to receive the application questionnaire, call Sheedy at (905) 722-9569 or email her at

The deadline to apply is May 18, and those selected will pay a $25 annual fee to be a member of the Garden Collective.

The Georgina-Brock Garden Club holds monthly meetings at the Pefferlaw Lions Club on the second Monday of each month, and they are having a plant sale on May 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pefferlaw Park picnic shelter.



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