Beban Learning Gardens

The Site

This site is located in Beban Park right between the little red barns and the Pitch and Putt Golf Course, accessed from the Overflow Parking lot.

The site was designed and built around our greenhouse, which is 25′ x 75′ and has 18 convertible planter boxes where we grow produce in soil part of the year and cover with a work surface and seedling pots part of the year.  As well, there are a small clubhouse/office, a toolshed, a large gravel-covered yard containing 22 large planter boxes, some lawn with picnic tables, a few fruit trees, berry bushes, and a grape trellis.  It is surrounded by chain-link fence and cedar hedges.

Membership

Join our wonderful community of gardeners growing co-operatively.

Membership in Nanaimo Community Gardens Society is required and is $15 per year.  Please contact us if you have difficulty paying the fee.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. No previous experience is necessary and all work is done according to one’s own comfort level. Everyone shares in the planning, the work, and the harvest.

At present time, we hold one work party every Wednesday from 10 to noon, year-round.

What We Do

In our greenhouse, we grow a wide selection of heirloom vegetable starter plants, using organic methods.  These plants are then:

. Sold to local gardeners, the revenue helping to sustain our program

. Donated to support school gardens

. Donated to community programs

. Grown at our site and harvested by members

 

 

 

 

 

Future Plans

We plan to build a covered shelter to be used for workshops, plant sales, and as a workspace.  We also plan to create a large pollinator garden in the centre of the yard.

For further information about BLG, contact greenhouse@nanaimocommunitygardens.ca

 

Nanaimo Community Gardens Society would like to thank all our supporters both LARGE and small for the help you have given us with our new greenhouse and site.

Federated Cooperatives Ltd. – Community Spaces

The City of Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Foundation

Home Depot

First West Foundation

Sawmill Sales Direct

Archie Johnstone Plumbing and Heating

Island West Coast Developments

Island Aggregate

ShareCost

Mayco Mix

Mazzei Electric

Bedrock Redi-Mix

Tess Contractors

VIU  Construction Program

VIU Horticulture Program

Old City Investment Services

Integral Wealth

Highline Environmental

Earthbank

Cinnabar Valley

Island Savings

DBL Disposal Services

Coastal Community Credit Union

Leonard Krog

Pheasant Hill Homes

Paul Manly

LANARC Consultants

RJC Engineers

Home Hardware

Gallazin Locks

Westburne

Torbram Electric Supply

Guillevin

NEDCO

Hub City Survey

Lewkowich Engineering

Weatherwise

Canadian Tire

Master Gardeners