Health & Nutrition Resources

Healthy eating is essential for health and well-being. Healthy eating builds a healthy body and is important for maintaining a healthy body weight. Healthy eating means eating a variety of nutritious foods. Along with being active, people who eat nutritious foods are more likely to lead longer, healthier lives.

In Lethbridge and surrounding communities, we are fortunate to have many resources to support healthy eating, including many local farms that grow nutritious foods. We also have many programs and services to support healthy eating for individuals, parents, families, child cares, schools and workplaces. Free healthy eating resources, guidance on healthy eating and nutrition advice are also available.

Campus Roots

Garden plots available to rent at the U of L Campus. Open to staff and students at the U of L as well as Lethbridge residents.

Season
Cost $45
Indoor/Outdoor
Location U of L, Parkway Road W, Lethbridge, AB

Copperwood Circle Community Garden

An accessible community garden located in the Copperwood neighbourhood (near the Coalbanks Elementary School) which is open to Lethbridge residents on an annual basis through registration. Plot sizes vary, including wheelchair accessible garden beds. The space has a shed and water accessible to gardeners, as well as edible shrubs and trees. The space also has features that allow for community gathering, including a sheltered seating area, a notice board and an area for community events.

Season
Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility paved walkways and wheelchair accessible garden beds.
Location West of Coalbanks Elementary School (249 Coalbanks Blvd W)

Contact: Tanya Van Oene

Phone: 403-320-3167

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Interfaith Learning Garden

By taking advantage of some unused outdoor space at our new facility, Interfaith Food Bank was able to add a new Learning Garden in the spring of 2013 that is used in conjunction with our cooking classes to teach participants about growing their own food, and to grow produce to be used in our cooking classes.

Season
Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility
Location 1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge

Kinsmen Open Community garden

The Kinsmen Open Community Garden is intended to enhance interconnectedness between residents of all age ranges, through skill building workshops and cooperative participation from planting to harvest. The produce from our garden will be shared amongst participants, in conjunction with other gardening initiatives in Lethbridge through collective food-share and harvest celebrations. 

Season
Cost Open for community participation
Indoor/Outdoor
Location In Kinsmen Park behind the Lethbridge Fish and Game Hut (9 Ave & 10 St, S)

Contact: Charlie Christensen

Phone: 403-929-2909

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Legacy Ridge Community Garden

An accessible community garden located in the Copperwood neighbourhood (near the Coalbanks Elementary School) which is open to Lethbridge residents on an annual basis through registration. Plot sizes vary, including wheelchair accessible garden beds. The space has a shed and water accessible to gardeners, as well as edible shrubs and trees. The space also has features that allow for community gathering, including a sheltered seating area, a notice board and an area for community events.

Season
Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility paved pathways and wheelchair accessible garden beds.
Location behind St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School (235 Mildred Dobbs Blvd N)

Contact: Stephanie Olsen

Phone: 403-320-3167

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Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society

Please check website for upcoming meetings and events - everyone welcome!

Season
Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility
Location Lethbridge Public Library 810-5th ave. S. Lethbridge, lower level Theatre Gallery.

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Contact: Penny Dodd

Phone: 403-380-3809

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Lethbridge Community Garden/ Grow It! Community Garden

Garden plots available to rent on the northside, industrial area.

Season
Cost $17.50-$70/plot
Indoor/Outdoor
Location 2405 – 41 St N, Lethbridge

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Contact: Eunice David

Phone: 403-328-2761

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Theoretically Brewing Company - Free Garden Compost Available

As a part of our sustainable brewing practices, we encourage local farmers, gardeners, and producers to swing by and pick up as much spent grain out of our grain bins as you want. During the brewing process, 80 per cent of our by-product is spent grain used in the mashing process. This grain cannot currently be re-used by the brewery, but makes excellent composting material and livestock/chicken feed. The grain we use is not organic. Please contact before planned pick-up to ensure grain is available.

Season
Cost Free pick-up, delivery can be arranged and delivery charges will apply.
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility
Location 1263 2nd Avenue South, Lethbridge Alberta

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Contact: Kelti Boissonneault

Phone: 403-715-5140

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Westminster Neighbourhood Garden

The Westminster Neighbourhood Garden is a project of the Westminster Neighbourhood Association, and is located at the corner of 8th ave n and 15 st n. The 2017 planting day is May 28 from 10am-1pm. Plots are available for adoption, as is registration in a community plot with up to 6 other individuals to support a large in ground plot planned by our garden co-cordinator. The garden is surrounded by the Adams Park, and is a great location to host community activities like picnics, meet ups, yoga classes, or boot camps! Contact us to adopt a plot, host an event, or sponsor items like picnic tables! Find us at www.facebook.com/westminsterng to stay in touch with upcoming activities!

Season
Cost
Indoor/Outdoor
Accessibility Raised beds available for folks with mobility issues, beds accessible via flat maintained grass area.
Location Corner of 8th Ave N and 15 St N