Garden Clean up to be done by Monday Oct 11th

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Hello gardeners,

Just a reminder that Grow Regina Community Gardens are to be cleaned up by Monday October 11th if you haven’t already done so.

Need some tips to help prepare your garden for the winter? See some ideas for the home and community garden here:, but remember, for the community garden:

  • No cover crops please
  • All above ground vegetation must be removed from the plot and pathways
  • Approved perennial plants, those that return year after year, must be cut down to ground level.
  • At season’s end only soil and trimmed perennials must be visible on the plot. All other materials must be removed from the Grow Regina garden area.
  • Large green composting bins are available for gardeners to dispose of their green waste. 
  • Please dig in any leaves, grass or compost.
  • For a full list of garden guidelines CLICK HERE

Thank You!

Congratulations to Don Fenwick! This year’s recipient of the John Fagan Award.

Jon Fagan award presentation to Don Fenwick Aug 14 2021

The John Fagan award is a very special award given to a gardener who has contributed ‘over and above’ what is expected of a Board member or gardener and embodies the mandate and mission of Grow Regina in their actions and words:  Promoting the social, economic and cultural well-being of others through community gardening, and: Teaches others how to garden.

Don has been involved with the garden since its opening. Don served on the board and actively worked to maintain the garden’s beauty by serving as garden inspector for many years. Don’s dedication to his own garden plot is unparalleled; he can be seen in the garden almost every day from April through September. Don greets everyone he meets in the garden and will will eagerly share his wisdom with anyone who has gardening questions.

Like the award’s namesake, Don has contributed ‘over and above’ what is expected of a Board member or gardener. It was our pleasure to present the 2021 John Fagan Award to Don Fenwick this year.

Do you have extra garden produce? Why not donate to the Regina Food Bank?!

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Got extra produce? Why not donate it to the Regina & District Food Bank! Bring you produce to the Co-op Community Gazebo at Grow Regina at 12 pm this coming Wednesday July 21st as we are collecting to make a drop-off that day.

You can also drop off fresh produce at 445 Winnipeg Street. There will be a drive-through drop off every Wednesday from 9-4pm.

The food will go into hampers, and also into fresh meals for students at Albert School. Any excess food will be dropped off in the community fridges.

Co-op Community Gazebo Installation Date Set for May 3rd, 2021!

Well it has been a long time coming but we finally have a date set for the installation of the Co-op Community Gazebo designed by Victor Cicansky.

Important Dates:

  • On April 29th and 30th 2021 safety fencing will be going up around the area.
  • On May 3rd-5th 2021 the Gazebo is being installed.

Remember Safety First

  • Please remember the COVID-19 no-gathering rules are still in place, so only come to the garden to go to your own plot – and admire the Gazebo from there.
  • If you are in the garden on these dates please be careful and watch for machines and trucks, etc. especially on Monday May 3rd.

We can’t have any kind of grand opening event right now due to COVID restrictions – so lets all celebrate together but apart 🙂

Thank you to our sponsors, project volunteers and gazebo artist!

Thanks to all, we couldn’t have done it without you

  • Victor Cicansky for his artistic genius for the Gazebo design
  • Co-op Community Spaces Grant
  • The City of Regina
  • Yvette Crane – Volunteer Project Lead
  • Lakeview Community Association
  • City Councillor Bob Hawkins and wife Marie-France Menc
  • And to the many other donors, Grow Regina gardeners, volunteers and contributors

2021 Street Infrastructure Renewal Notice

Queen Street – McPhail Avenue to Hill Avenue

The Grow Regina Garden is accessed by Queen Street where the street infrastructure renewal is going to happen. This means that you may not be able to park on the street or in the church parking lot while the work is being done.

The renewal project on Queen street is scheduled to start the week of April 26, 2021 and anticipated to be completed in 6 weeks, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.

The City of Regina has hired a contractor to complete this work which may include concrete renewal, improvements to drainage, sewer repairs and road repair/resurfacing.

Work will be completed under a road closure. You may not be able to drive or park on the street during the work. Watch for signs and barricades.

While vehicle access will be maintained, it may be restricted periodically to ensure the safety of workers and citizens. At times, there may only be pedestrian access. 

For Parking

Make other arrangements for parking, as you may not have access to your driveway or on-street parking.

Need your garden rototilled this year? Plowing for People is here to help!

Plowing for people – rototilling

If you would like us to rototill your garden plot, please email or call Mary at 306-539-5187.

Please provide the following information: name, plot number, phone number and email address.  Also please mention the week which you would prefer to have your rototilling done. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.  Our goal is to have all rototilling completed by the May long weekend, depending on the weather, of course.

Plowing for People accepts etransfer, which is our preferred method of payment. We are set up for automatic deposit, so you won’t need a code word.  Please etransfer your payment to

Rates for rototilling are as follows:
10’x10′ plot $20
10’x20′ plot $25
20’x20′ plot $35
20’x30′ plot $45

Plowing for People is a registered non-profit charity in the province of Saskatchewan. Our goal is to provide excellent service and garden rototilling at a reasonable price. All of our workers are volunteers and all profits go to charities chosen by the Board of Directors of Plowing for People. In 2020, our donation went to help bring a refugee family from South Sudan to Canada. This family is being sponsored by St. Mary’s Anglican Church.

Grow Regina will not be taking any new applications for garden plots this year 2021. After placing the returning gardeners and the applicants wait listed from 2020 there are no vacant plots left. Every year the number of new people we can take in is different, this is the first year we could not take any new applications. Please check back next spring 2022. Go to for a list of other community gardens in the area.