City of Calgary volunteers are reaping the veggies of their labour — and loving it.

City employees and children from City Hall Daycare celebrated the inaugural harvest of their community food garden, located on the south side of the Municipal Building.

Since June, 55 volunteer employees have taken on weekly TLC tasks for growing peppers, spinach, squash and more, said Ailey Roberts with the city.

Kids from City Hall Daycare have also tended to two raised beds as part of their outdoor school component, said garden co-ordinator Linsdey Teare.

The garden’s goods will be donated to neighbouring residents at Edwards Place Senior Citizen Apartments.

Garden plans began in March. “We saw that a in number of municipalities, gardens have started to sprout up,” said Pat Inglis with Environment and Safety Management. “We thought, ‘Why couldn’t we do it here?’”