Common Ground Garden

Common Ground Garden Project

In partnership with the City of Red Deer, the Common Ground Garden Project (CGGP) will be a multi-phase project, located at the former Electric, Light & Power site in the southwest corner in the Capstone development area. CGGP will consist of a number of interactive, accessible, gardening spaces designed to be move-able. The project intends to increase food security, to encourage social enterprise, to share knowledge, and to create social connection.


Vision: A 4-season urban garden that is open to everyone.

Mission: fostering sustainable food security, connecting to the land, sharing seeds of knowledge, and growing an inclusive community.

We value Community – Growth – Connection

CGGP is an urban farming project which is located in Red Deer and works to address local food security in Red Deer while creating a safe and vibrant public space that offers accessibility, inclusion, sustainability, and fellowship. The 4 acre city-owned Capstone location offers ample volume to grow a variety of foods that can benefit local food banks and create a safe and accessible space to everyone in the community while encouraging social enterprise. Common Ground Garden Project will create regular volunteer opportunities as well as educational workshops, encouraging mental and physical well-being by spending time in a natural environment.

A preliminary concept drawing on the layout of the site is below. This 2021 growing season will involve the development of the site, planting Garden A and several containers, as well as education and engagement opportunities. 

If you would like to be a contributor or volunteer, please contact commonground (at)