The Giving Garden Story

The Giving Garden was established in March of 2017 by its founder, Dawna, as a personal experiment in gardening. A 60×20′ plot was gifted to her to use by her father in law, in the beautiful foothills of Dewinton. After producing more than she could use, Dawna started giving away the extra produce, and the garden quickly turned into something that was helping others, and The Giving Garden was born.

Through the efforts of hardworking volunteers, the garden has grown and expanded into an organization with plans to register as a non profit. The garden is now 160 x 22′ and The Giving Garden has been able to provide over 3000 lbs (and counting!) of locally grown, chemical free, heirloom produce to individuals, families, and charitable organizations throughout Calgary and area.

How The Giving Garden Helps


of locally grown, chemical free, heirloom produce provided to individuals, families, and charitable organizations throughout Calgary and area


Charity and community organizations have been provided assistance since 2017, growing as we bring in more volunteers and resources.

Organic Food

Locally grown, chemical free produce. Providing those in need with real, wholesome nutritious food.


We believe in collaboration not competition. We connect with other businesses to build a community of support.


More than just food The Giving Garden has a network of community supports for those who need it.

Need Food?

We can help you find a variety of different food resources, regardless of income, location or situation.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, domestic abuse or other forms of financial issues, we can help find the resources that you need. At The Giving Garden, we are here to help our community in whatever way we can. We work closely with a variety of businesses and organizations and are often able to provide referrals for services that we do not directly provide. Fill out our intake form so that we can connect you with the resources that most suit your needs. You can also find links and information on some local support agencies on our resources page.

Get Help

Want To Get Involved?

Our volunteers are what allow us to keep giving. We are always looking for more hands to help us!

The Garden requires over 5000 man hours to plant, maintain, harvest and distribute the produce; although we love the work that we do, we would like to make it a bit easier. If you would like to get involved with the Giving Garden, contact us today!

Get Involved
Pantry assistance 


TGG Renovation Project

May 25 - June 3, 2022

We received a generous donation of lumber for our upgrade and we need skilled hands to help built our 18 new raised beds. Sign up to help out with this event!

Planting Week

June 3 - 9, 2022

We need 10 volunteers to come kick off the growing season and plant our new beds! We are seeking volunteers that are available from June 3-9. Hours are flexible.

Community Supports