Roberts Creek Legacy Garden

Our Emerging Teaching and Demonstration Garden…


Read about the The Roberts Creek Legacy Garden in the Coast Reporter.

The Roberts Creek Legacy Garden will be an educational hub where organic food will be grown, small-scale growing practices will be demonstrated, and hands-on educational opportunities will be provided for both the school and broader community. Novice gardeners and children will have the opportunity to work and learn alongside more experienced people. The community at large and the school community will be partners in the visioning and design of the garden components and will be actively engaged in its construction and maintenance.

Location: The garden space is located on a level site, approximately 1/4 acre in size, adjacent to Roberts Creek Community Elementary School playground on School District (SD) 46 property.

The Need: In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in organic, home grown food. There is awareness that as a ferry dependent community, we have a particular need to ensure a degree of local food sovereignty and independence. A number of different groups on the Sunshine Coast focus on food security and food sustainability issues.

Progress to Date:

  • Site expanded to capture ¼ acre
  • Covered post and beam pavilion completed
  • Compost system built to build soil by diverting organic waste from local businesses
  • Water lines installed
  • Storage sheds and pergola construction underway

Next Steps

  • Wheelchair accessible pathways, bark mulch pathways and garden beds to be installed
  • Wheelchair accessible raised beds to be built
  • Circular story to be built
  • Benches to be built and installed

Partnerships:

Major Partners

  • Roberts Creek Community School
  • The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
  • Sunshine Coast School District 46
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District
  • Other Funders

  • Sunshine Coast Credit Union
  • Farm to Schools BC
  • RCES Parent Advisory Committee
  • Private Donors: Greg Russell, Sechelt Creek Contracting, Howard T. Law, Peter Mason, The McGregor Family, Patrick Miller

Business & Community Sponsors

  • BC Hydro
  • Beach Botanica
  • Bennett Land Surveying
  • B&K Garden & Landscape Supply
  • Boxall Enterprises
  • Cloutier Holdings Inc.
  • Cody Chancellor
  • Elphinstone Aggregates
  • Evergreen Landscaping
  • Fleming Tree Experts
  • Gaia’s Guild
  • Gibsons Building Supplies
  • Gibsons Recycling
  • Grayco Disposal
  • Hanson Land & Sea
  • Houston Landscapes
  • Pratt Heavy Equipment Rentals
  • Periplum Garden Construction & Design
  • RCES Parent Advisory Committee
  • Richardson Consulting
  • Salish Soils
  • Second Nature Design
  • Small World Excavating
  • Sunco Civil Consulting Ltd.
  • Sunshine Mobile Milling
  • Swanson’s Ready-Mix Ltd.
  • Takumi Pro Hardscape
  • Tessa Rand Jewelry
  • Top Quality Top Soil
  • Tree Studios
  • Walt’s Towing
  • Youdell Trucking

Design Team: Larry Popowich, Periplum Garden Construction & Design, Dana Wilson, Gaia’s Guild
Steering Committee: RC Elementary Principal & staff, RCCS Coordinator, parents, community experts.

How do I get involved? Contact Sheila Wilson (rccs@dccnet.com)

Planning Mind Maps

Pavilion Drawing

Garden Design

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