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 local food banks and volunteers. The garden is in its 8th season in partnership with Shuswap Family Centre and Second Harvest.

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. It is located at 5921 30th St NE (North Broadview) with parking. City Bus routes can stop outside the garden upon request. A portable toilet is kindly provided by Reliable Septic through the season.

Special thanks goes to our supporters, Buckerfield’s & Reliable Septic Services. We also thank Watson’s for their donation of gloves for volunteers, Reimer’s Farm Service for soil and Salmon Arm Ready Mix for play sand for children!

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. They are available to answer questions and provide direction.  Sue also sell bedding plants and perennials available through email at

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

Gardening Events

Email to for workshop details and registration info.

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

Come learn with us at the Shuswap Community Teaching Garden (SCTG) through the week and with opportunities on weekends too.
SCTG Staff means we have a person at the garden working and they are also available to provide a tour, information and gardening advice. On Thursday evenings, Elmarie, our resident Permaculture advocate and educator is available to answer questions and also eager to have helpers to learn-while-doing in the Permaculture Display Garden.
Once the growing season takes off, Tuesdays will also include a Harvest Day where we harvest as much as is ready to take down to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
This year, we are alternating weekends during the month with 2 Saturday Work Bees and 2 Sunday Work Bees to attempt to accommodate many schedules! Most often they are from 10-12pm but check in with the calendar.
For larger events, including educational opportunities, we’ll mark those down here as well as have additional information in the upcoming events section above.
Listed here too is the Lighthouse Community Food Forest as an opportunity to learn more about this collaboration with the Salvation Army Market and Lekker Land Design. On Wednesdays, you can come learn more about the project, Permaculture, and how you can lend a hand to provide nourishing veggies to our community… FOR FREE!

Shuswap Food Action has initiated a Shuswap Permaculture Guild (club) as well which has a separate email address to connect with in order to be kept in-the-loop. Email to sign up for their email list.

Want to get a garden started?

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

Mulch Series: Leaves

Mulch Series: Using Woodchips

Mulch Series: Weeds and Greens

Community Sponsors

Salmon Arm Downtown Farmers’ Market


Shuswap Food Conversations

Shuswap Community Teaching Garden


School-based Programs

Sunday Sessions

Project Grow