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Garden & Makerspace

Garden & Makerspace

We are in the process of developing our backyard into a dynamic garden area and outdoor studio space!

A garden and outdoor studio has always been in the plans, but now it’s happening! In 2021, our summer student Brandon Goodland cleared out overgrown grass, built a fire pit, and built raised beds as well as a composter with repurposed wood. In 2022, we received Come Home Year Funding to build an outdoor studio platform, awning, greenhouse and garden beds to kickstart our outdoor public programming and land-based art practices at UHA. In 2023 Emma Howell joined us as our garden co-ordinator. She planted lots of seeds and welcomed many community members into the space! Emma is back for the summer of 2024 and we are really looking forward to lots of growing and gathering throughout the season!

We are excited to grow our back garden as an interdisciplinary space for research, art-making, skill sharing, and community building!

As we tend and gather in the Garden at Union House Arts we would like to recognize that we take responsibility as stewards to ensure we practice care and respect of the history it holds as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk and Mi’kmaq of Ktaqmkuk. Doing so by providing a welcoming space for diverse groups of people to gather and share cultural practices creating bonds with one another and in relation to the land we tend.

We are looking forward to another season of sharing our garden space with our community!

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss partnerships or collaborative programming.

Let’s make something beautiful together.

Check out some of the amazing programming that has already taken place in our Community Garden and Outdoor Maker’s Space!