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. 

Sign up below!


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 (see below).

Sue also sell bedding plants and perennials available through email at

How to Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities:

Become involved, by filling out our volunteer form on our Volunteer Page, come to our staffed garden days (calendar below) or sign up for our newsletter below to keep up-to-date.

If you have questions about how to support the garden, contact Melanie at!

Want garden updates?

Subscribe to our garden newsletter

Upcoming Events

Calendars are updated so that you can see when we have some knowledgeable educators on-site to help answer questions about gardening, about growing food and about what tasks can be helped with. We adjust as learning opportunities arise.

We have tried to fit many schedules with weekdays and weekends, days and evenings. Something for everyone and we truly hope this can see new folks coming up to learn the art of growing food. All days are weather dependent; a little drizzle is ok, but a lot of rain and wind is unlikely to have a garden staff member on-site.

Harvest Tuesdays!

We encourage you to come out to lend a hand as we work to grow and provide the most nourishing food we can as well as nurture and grow this beautiful garden! Kids are encouraged to come too!
We start in the morning on Tuesdays, harvesting what is mature and ready to share. We wash it, pack it up and take it down to Second Harvest -Shuswap to share this FRESH food with our community.
After harvest, we encourage folks to stay and lend a hand with garden tasks and to help us grow as much food as we can for our weekly harvests!


Weekend Work Bees!

Come join with us and help our Teaching Garden’s leads on the weekends from 9-11am! Elmarie will be available on 2 Saturdays per month and Sue, each Sunday in order to teach, take care of garden tasks and help orient any new volunteers.

We appreciate our core base of volunteers and love to meet new folks too! This is a great way to learn more about growing food, to help our community and to connect with an amazing group of people!


Special thanks goes to our community partners, 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, to Sue and Elmarie for their diligent and steadfast work to nurture this garden as well as our amazing group of volunteers making this garden grow! This year we’re excited to have hosted Heartwood School for the month of May and all their amazing work as a diverse group to care for and improve this garden! We also have an exciting new addition coming to the garden thanks to Shuswap Rotary — stay tuned!


Garden Updates

YouTube playlist all about the teaching garden progress. Note the drop down menu for more videos.

Gardening Tips

YouTube playlist filled with gardening tips.

Want to get a garden started?

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

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