Project Lead: Paulette Macdonald

Contact Info:

[email protected]
Phone: 705-524-7980


Westmount Community Park
109 Kipling Court, Sudbury

Our learning garden is a youth-driven project by the Sudbury 4-H Club youth group in collaboration with the community and the Sudbury Community Garden Network/Foodshed Project. It opened in 2016.

Type of garden:

The Garden is open for community gardeners and is sponsored by local businesses and the Sudbury 4-H Club. It is open to Ward 8 citizens, local schools, and 4-H families. The Garden produces food for the Blue Door Soup Kitchen as well as citizens in need. It also has private gardeners.

Garden facilities:

  • 4X4 or 4X8 foot raised-bed boxes and composting units.
  • Completely fenced in with high chain link fence in previous unused bocce court space
  • 4’ x 8’ plots: fresh produce delivered to the Blue Door Soup Kitchen
  • 4’ x 4’ plots: for private gardeners, $20 seasonal fee
  • 8’ x 16’ in-ground bed: shared harvest
  • 4’ x 16’ in-ground squash bed (cucurbits: squash, zucchini, pumpkin, etc.)
  • Three-compost box system
  • Coming soon: Table-height garden boxes; accessible garden box, entrance and pathway; trellises on boxes for vertical growing; irrigation system

Cost to participate:

  • 4’ x 4’ plot: private gardeners, $20
  • 4’ x 8’ plot: private gardeners, $40
  • One garden plot: $100 for Sponsors of Soup Kitchen produce
  • All monies are used directly for the sustainability of the 4-H Garden
  • No cost to community volunteers (non-gardeners)

Park facilities:

  • Skating arena and centre with accessible toilets
  • Swing set and large children’s play centre
  • Grassy area with sliding hill
  • Trees
  • Splash pad and benches
  • Outdoor toilet.

Amenities and benefits

  • Water tap inside garden space with long, industrial hose
  • Rain barrels with watering cans
  • Picnic table with some shade
  • No Chemical Gardening (no spraying); organic and/or heritage seeds; untreated seedlings; as “organic” as possible.
  • Two benches

Thank you to our generous supporters!
"Friends of the 4-H Garden"

  • Sudbury Clever Clovers 4-H Club
  • 4-H Canada
  • Advantage Physiotherapy
  • Canadian Tire New Sudbury
  • City of Greater Sudbury
  • DeSimone Foot & Ankle Centre
  • Equipment North
  • Farm Credit Canada
  • Foodshed Project / Sudbury Community Garden Network
  • Linda Hachez, Master Gardener
  • Kean’s K-9 Obedience & Behaviour Training
  • Nickel Lodge No. 427
  • RBC Grant Program
  • Diane Soucy
  • Sudbury Credit Union
  • Vale Mining Company
  • Ward 8 Community Action Network (CAN)