greengate supports our community


We're not just Official Sponsor of The Calgary Horticultural Society....

 

Calgary Hort Society




but also:





greengate Garden Centres also sponsors many community minded efforts including the Calgary Homeless Foundation.



Calgary Homeless Foundation



Every Christmas greengate Garden Centres supports community endeavours; this year is no different. Like everyone else, we have had to make some changes.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, we encourage you to help us support the Calgary Homeless Foundation this year by purchasing specially selected advent calendars and/or wall décor. Just $3 each or 4 for $10. Every penny from the sale of these items will be donated to the CHF. (Selected items only. While supplies last).


As well, greengate will continue to donate a portion of proceeds from all sales during the month of December.

PLEASE NOTE: due to COVID-19, we cannot accept your generous donations of much needed items as we have in past years. If you still wish to help, you are welcome to drop off your donation directly to the CHF homeless serving charity of your choice.


Where can I donate clothing, furniture or household items?

greengate has partnered with Calgary Homeless Foundation for the 2020 holiday season to help vulnerable individuals and families in our city. We are grateful for your generosity and encourage you to donate goods to the following charities and agencies:



Furniture:

Women In Need Society accepts used furniture and mattresses.



Clothing:

Alpha House accepts clothing, and in particular, new socks, underwear and towels.



Furniture and Clothing:

The Mustard Seed,

the Calgary Drop-In Centre, and

the Calgary Dream Centre are seeking both furniture and clothing as part of their lists of urgently needed items for the holidays.






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: $750 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:



Annual 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.








Calgary Food Bank


Calgary Food Bank & greengate Garden Centres


 

 

 

 

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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