Community garden

For 40 years La Pommerie has been offering horticultural lovers the opportunity to grow a vegetable garden. Besides the pleasure of gardening, you can savor the fruit of your work. Do you like organic food? It’s a good opportunity. The herbs you grow will change the taste of your dishes.

It is also the opportunity to make friends with whom to exchange…

What is a community garden?

A community garden is a plot of land divided into small gardens. Each garden is grown by an individual or a family. Water points, tools and relaxation areas are available for all members-gardeners.
But … only the one who cultivates can reap the fruit of his labor.


Return the tools back into the shed after use …
Put the rocks to the right of the shed. No rocks in the compost pile.
To the left of the shed, we find (see indications):
– the compost pile ready for use,
– the pile where to deposit leaves and shrubs (future compost),
– the pile that will be ready to use next year.
Do not pick your neighbors’s vegetables and plants.
Do not walk on your neighbors’ plot.

Where is located our community garden?

Head towards the Village de la Pommerie and continue after the Massage Therapy Center.

Facilities and equipment

You have to bring your own seeds.
In the garden, you have access to a shed, where tools are provided.
Water points, a picnic table and compost are also available on site.
A greenhouse for your seedlings

Registration and Information

See Jasmine (Melba 1) or Denis (Melba 1)
Choose a small or large lot.

Dates to remember

Registration: You can register at the beginning of May. If no land is available, a new plot will be developed.

When to sow? Plant? Ideally after the risk of frost, towards the end of May, when the soil is warmer.

Need advice?

Sa’n offers you a collection of texts: Gardening tips (in french). Printed copies are available for consultation at the garden shed and at the restaurant entrance to the Village.

2019 Activities

  • May: Open doors at the garden (exchange of perennials, presentation of the garden, introduction to pollinating flowers)
  • June: Culinary demonstration in the garden
  • July: Conference on permaculture
  • July: Reading in the garden (Chat on our favorite books The polars)
  • August: Reading in the garden (Chat about our favorite books Biographies)
  • August: Culinary demonstration in the garden
  • September: Apple day: juices, compotes, crisps and pies

Community garden
Community garden
Fine herbs wall

The milkweed garden and monarch butterflies

Since 2002, 90% of monarch butterflies have disappeared. Milkweed is the only species of plants on which females lay their eggs. Today, 60 to 90% of milkweed plants have disappeared in some areas, due to unorthodox farming practices and the use of large-scale herbicides resulting in a devastating impact on monarch butterflies. Butterflies are one of the main pollinators of cultivated and wild plants. It goes without saying that pollination is essential for the maintenance of terrestrial ecosystems, therefore a major ingredient in our survival.

La Pommerie joins the David Suzuki Foundation in committing to protect monarchs and creating a milkweed garden. Congratulations to Johanne and Marie-Lou for this wonderful initiative.

The first butterfly in our milkweed garden

Mona Lisa, our first butterfly just out of her chrysalis.
Mona Lisa, our first butterfly just out of her chrysalis.
Monarch caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar
Finally the butterfly, out of the chrysalis is ready to fly.
Finally the butterfly, out of the chrysalis is ready to fly.
The caterpillar becomes a green chrysalis.
The caterpillar becomes a green chrysalis.
The chrysalis becomes black then transparent.
The chrysalis becomes black then transparent