Community Gardens

Thanks to a grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation, Urban Pantry has built four new community gardens in Barrie since 2018.  

Three more community gardens are set to be constructed over the next year, including the fall 2019 build at Eastview Park. 

The raised bed garden at RSVP is a u-shape container for growing food. The food is harvested and used in the kitchen on site, where our community classes are held.


There is also an indoor growing unit for growing herbs all winter, which are used for soups.

Shear Park was built in partnership with the City of Barrie as part of the official Community Garden Program

It consists of 18 plots, including raised beds for accessibility, available to residents of Barrie to rent on an annual basis. 

The wellness garden at CMHA has raised beds for growing food, a picnic area with a pergola, and a circular rock seating area for group meetings.


This garden is utilized by CMHA clients and program managers.

The community garden at Barrie Housing is a space for residents to grow their own food, through a mixture of shared and individual plots.

Thank you to all the volunteers and community partners who have made these gardens possible.

© 2018 by Urban Pantry, a program of CMHA funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation