Spence Neighbourhood Association


We are asking for your help to revitalize our Community Berry Patch at 689 Maryland Avenue. Sandwiched between two apartment buildings, the Community Berry Patch is a beloved hidden gem in our inner-city neighbourhood. It's a place where anyone in our community can pick fresh, local raspberries, gooseberries, sour cherries and sit under the lush green canopy of our boulevard trees. Created in 2010, some of the raised beds are reaching the end of their life span and it's time to renew the berry stock and plant more varieties.

Here's how you can help:
$5 - Plants a new strawberry bush
$10 - Plants a new grape vine
$25 - Plants a new blueberry shrub
$100 - Builds a small cedar planter
$250 - Builds a large raised garden bed
$1000 - Supports community berry picking field trips to local farms
$5000 - Creates a summer employment opportunity at our Community Berry Patch and Greenhouse site

Donations over $40 receive a jar of delicious home-made strawberry jam - while supplies last!

Donate now