Shuswap Community Teaching Garden

The Shuswap Community Teaching Garden engages new learners, as well as seasoned gardeners, in the art of growing food! We work together to grow an abundance of naturally-grown produce to share with Second Harvest, the community and volunteers. The garden is coming into its 9th growing season in partnership with Buckerfield’s, Reliable Septic and Sudoa Farm.


Garden Location:

5921 30th St NE

Salmon Arm, BC

(North Broadview)


Garden Hours:

The Garden is open from dawn til dusk every day and registered volunteers gain access to shared tools and the weekly newsletter to know upcoming tasks and events. 


Program Contact:

The garden is under mentorship by Sue Moore, prior owner and farmer of Notch Hill Organic Farm and Nursery, as well as Elmarie Roberts, Permaculture educator and Work Bee leader. SCTG team members are available to answer questions and provide direction on the days scheduled as seen on the calendar (in progress).

Sue also sell bedding plants and perennials available through email at

How to Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities:

If you would like to become involved, contact Melanie at!

Upcoming Events

Seed Saving Garden Work Bee

Our first 2024 Event : Sunday, April 14th from 10-12pm.

Come lend a hand up at the Shuswap Community Teaching Garden to prepare the NEW Seed Saving Garden! Sue Moore, our resident organic farmer and educator says “There is no food security without seed security.” Learning to successfully save your own seeds means having the ability to produce your own food in the future — food for you AND for the community!

Tutorial starting at 10am
Work Bee at 10:30-12pm.

Email Melanie at for workshop details and registration info.

Most Work Bee days or workshops are weather dependent so check back often for updates.

Spring has Sprung Work Bee

Saturday, April 27th from 10-1pm.
It’s time to prep the garden beds with compost and have them ready for seeding and planting! We want to grow thousands of pounds of produce to share with our community this season. Come learn with us and lend a hand to grow this beautiful garden. 
*Composting Tutorial with Shandee Rose 10am
*Work Bee in the Garden 10:30-1:00pm
We’ll provide refreshments and snacks and there’s seeds to take home too.
Families and children encouraged.
* Washroom on-site thanks to Reliable Septic
* Please bring a water bottle.
* Tools available
* No green thumb necessary. Children’s play area on-site though supervision is needed.


Special thanks goes to our supporters, Buckerfield’s & Reliable Septic Services. We also thank Watson’s for their donation of gloves for volunteers, Bland’s Compost for their donated delivery of compost and Salmon Arm Ready Mix for play sand for children!


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Want to get a garden started?

This in-depth presentation will cover the WHY to grow your own, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW!

Garden Updates

YouTube playlist all about the teaching garden progress.

Gardening Tips

YouTube playlist filled with gardening tips.

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