For the past 25 years, greengate Garden Centres has been responding to community needs and helping where we can.
Although we try and focus on gardening and garden-related endeavours we have been known to support many groups and events that we feel are of benefit to the community. We have sponsored many non-profits around the city including The Calgary Food Bank, Grow Calgary, Calgary Homeless Foundation, The Calgary Horticultural Society, Camp Horizon, Olds College and the Master Gardeners Association of Alberta among many others. We are proud to say that we have done some good in our community and we will continue to do so through your support of our store. Our customers enable us to give to worthy causes, so pat yourself on the back, without you we couldn't do it!
We are the official sponsor of The Calgary Horticultural Society
greengate Garden Centres also sponsors many community minded efforts including:
the Calgary Homeless Foundation
greengate Award for Olds College Horticulture Program Students
Since 2006, greengate has provided financial support to a student enrolled in Horticulture programs at Olds College. If you are a Horticulture student that can demonstrate financial need and are actively involved in Olds College activities related to your program of study, you may be eligible for the following:
Name: Greengate Garden Centres Ltd. Award
Value: $900 per award
Number of awards given out: 1 award per year
Type of Award: Bursary
Criteria: Available to students enrolled in the Horticulture Diploma or Certificate, Turfgrass Management programs, or a first-year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science - Horticulture program. Recipient must demonstrate financial need and be actively involved in Olds College activities related to their program of study.
Open/Close Date(s): Open September of each year. Applications close February of each year.
Selection Process: The program staff will select the recipient.
To apply, visit: awards.oldscollege.ca
We support many other non-profit organizations with plant donations throughout the year such as:
Annuals and Perennials to Camp Horizon:
Seniors Residences and Youth Homes and many other non-profit properties that can use, but can't afford, beautiful plant materials.Learn more →
The Calgary Food Bank
Hope For Humanity Rose:
Master Gardeners Association of Alberta (MGAA)
In response to the dramatic upsurge in demand for gardening information during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers from the Master Gardeners Association of Alberta (MGAA) are assisting greengate with a flood of requests for growing advice. To access a Master Gardener, visitors to greengate's website can simply click on the chat button for help. Master Gardeners are "well-rounded generalists with knowledge in each of the areas of gardening expertise." We are deeply grateful for the support the MGAA is providing to our customers at this challenging time in our community.
About the MGAA Its Members
Formed in 2011, the Master Gardeners Association of Alberta (MGAA) is a provincial, non-profit society. The MGAA is dedicated to providing Master Gardeners with opportunities to further enhance their gardening and horticultural education and skills, volunteer at various levels in the community, and network with fellow gardeners across the province.
MGAA members are a diverse group of individuals that all share a deep common interest in gardening. The MGAA draws members from across Alberta.
Our members embrace opportunities to spread gardening information and help solve gardening problems and challenges within our communities.
We have worked hard to be a good neighbour in the community. By supporting us you are supporting Calgary communities. Thank you for being our good neighbors.
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