One group is doing what it can to create more green spaces in Calgary.
Depave Calgary looks at paved surfaces in the city that are unnecessary.
This weekend the group worked with Twin Views Communal Garden. They expanded the garden into a tennis court that has stood unused for over a decade.
“When we get big dumps of water like we did this August and when we have overland flooding but if we had more green spaces and less paved surfaces, we could actually soak up that water,” says Green Calgary’s Areni Kelleppan. 
The labour is entirely volunteer driven. “ We want to create a space where we can grow food together, learn together and really get to know our neighbours,” says volunteer and area resident Darrell Howard.
The project will still preserve some asphalt. The garden will have a walkway and will be accessible to mobility devices and wheelbarrows.
For more information contact Green Calgary.