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Community Gardens

Community gardens are places where many people can grow food together on the same piece of land.
Farming Best practices for sustainable agriculture.

In many community gardens, individuals (or families) have exclusive use of a garden plot or plots for the growing season. In others, garden plots are shared.

Community garden ownership models are quite varied. Many are owned and managed by non-profit organizations. Others are co-ops, or operated by private businesses. Some are managed by city parks departments or other institutional bodies.

Community gardens provide many benefits, especially in urban areas. These include:

*Opportunity for apartment-dwellers and others without personal garden space to grow their own food

*Increased green space (with associated benefits for hydrology, microclimate, and biodiversity)

*Enhanced food security

*An arena for community-building and development of local self-reliance

Community gardens can help alleviate "food deserts" — areas where there is little availability of fresh, healthy food, especially in low-income and marginalized urban neighbourhoods.

Community Gardens Resources

Strathcona Community Garden


Community garden with 200 garden plots and 104 food trees. Operated by Strathcona Community Gardeners Society.

Rooted for Life Garden


Local community gardens organization.

Pender Community Garden


Local community gardens organization.

Deeper Roots Seniors Community Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Oakridge Adventist Church.

Norquay Community Learning Orchard


Community garden with 11 garden plots and 20 food trees. Operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

Hastings Community Centre Learning Garden


Community garden with 25 garden plots. Operated by Seasons of Food.

Urban Acres


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by Urban Acres.

Hemlock Court garden


Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Hemlock Court Housing/Metro Housing.

Pine St. Community Orchard


Community garden with 47 garden plots. Operated by Pine Community Garden Association.

Adanac Park Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots and 8 food trees. Operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association.

Marpole Place expansion garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots.

Cedar Cottage Community Garden - Part 2


Community garden with 49 garden plots. Operated by Cedar Cottage Garden Society .

Habitat Villa - Metro Housing garden


Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Habitat Villa/Metro Housing.

Dowtown Intercultural Gardeners Society (DIGS)


Community garden with 46 garden plots. Operated by Downtown Intercultural Gardeners Society.

Our Lady of Sorrows Convent garden


Community garden with 9 garden plots. Operated by Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.

BC Seniors Living Assoc. Garden


Community garden with 11 garden plots. Operated by BC Seniors Living Assoc. Beulah Homes Society.

Grandview Elementary Community Garden


Community garden with 24 garden plots and yes food trees. Operated by Grandview Garden Coordinator (VCH SMART funding).

CROWS Point Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by CROWS Point Community Garden Society.

Collingwood Community Gardens


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute.

Trillium Park North Artists Garden


Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Earthand Gleaners Society.

Ladybug Garden


Community garden with 46 garden plots and 7 food trees. Operated by The Britannia Community Services Centre Society.

SPEC Rooftop Garden


Community garden with 9 garden plots. Operated by SPEC.

Tenth Church Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Tenth Church.

Creekside Community Recreation Centre Collaborative Garden


Community garden with 23 garden plots and 10 food trees. Operated by Creekside Community Centre Staff.

Atira Community Garden


Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Atira Community Resources.

China Creek Community Garden


Community garden with 23 garden plots and 3 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Grace Memorial Church Garden


Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Grace Memorial Church.

Mount Pleasant Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots and 16 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Brightside Home Foundation - King's Daughters garden


Community garden with 3 garden plots. Operated by Brightside Community Homes Foundation.

Village on False Creek Garden


Community garden with 45 garden plots. Operated by Village on False Creek Community Gardens Society.

15th Avenue Coop garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

The World in a Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by World in a Garden.

Let's Grow Together! Community Garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots. Operated by St. David of Wales Angclican Church.

Marpole Family Place


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by Marpole Family Place.

McSpadden Park Community Garden


Community garden with 18 garden plots. Operated by McSpadden Agricultural Project Society.

Kerrisdale Community Garden


Community garden with 22 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Kerrisdale Community Garden Committee (under Kerrisdale Community Centre Society).

Bosman Hotel Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by Bosman Hotel Society.

Cambie Park Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by Marpole Oakridge Community Association.

Brightside Home Foundation - Wallace Wilson garden


Community garden with 3 garden plots. Operated by Brightside Community Homes Foundation.

MOBY Community Garden


Community garden with 45 garden plots. Operated by My Own Back Yard.

Robson Park Community Garden


Community garden with 44 garden plots. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Lakeview United Church garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots. Operated by Lakeview United Church.

Hastings St Folk Garden


Community garden with 150 garden plots. Operated by Portland Housing Society.

Church of the Good Sheppard garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

The Rise on Cambie


Community garden with 18 garden plots. Operated by Strata Council.

Means of Production Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots and 25 food trees. Operated by Environmental Youth Alliance.

Grandview Terrace Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by BC Housing.

Dundee Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Dundee Court Housing Co-op.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - 5th Avenue


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Wall Street Community Garden


Community garden with 42 garden plots. Operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association.

Cityview Baptist Church garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots and 1 food trees. Operated by Neighbours.

Cottonwood Community Garden


Community garden with 139 garden plots and 26 food trees. Operated by Strathcona Community Gardeners Society.

Emma G Coop garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

SPEC Cambie Communal Garden


Community garden with 17 garden plots. Operated by SPEC.

Chilean Housing Coop Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Chilean Housing Coop .

Millross Gardens on Main


Community garden with 130 garden plots. Operated by Amacon.

Kaslo Gardens Community Vegetable Garden


Community garden with 16 garden plots. Operated by Kaslo Gardens Housing Cooperative.

Chinatown Peace Church Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Chinatown Peace Church.

The James Garden & Social Community


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

DTES Market location garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots. Operated by DTES Market.

Chimo Terrace Youth Garden


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Grandview Woodlands Food Connection.

Jacob's Well #1 Garden


Community garden with 120 garden plots. Operated by Jacob's Well.

Matheson Heights Housing Coop Garden


Community garden with 16 garden plots.

Menno Simmons centre Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Venables St


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by HFBC Housing Foundation .

Copley Community Orchard


Community garden with 3 garden plots and 100 food trees. Operated by Copley Community Orchard Society.

SPEC Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden


Community garden operated by SPEC.

East Boulevard Allotment Plots


Community garden with 71 garden plots. Operated by City of Vancouver.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 2


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Jacob's Well #2 Garden


Community garden with 120 garden plots. Operated by Jacob's Well.

Kitsilano Community Centre Garden


Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Kitsilano Community Centre Association.

Pine St. Community Garden


Community garden with 40 garden plots. Operated by Pine Community Garden Association.

Aberthau Garden Project


Community garden with 10 garden plots.

Pine Street Community Garden (6th and Fir Park)


Community garden with 20 garden plots and 16 food trees. Operated by Pine Street Community Garden Society.

Cheyenne Community Garden


Community garden with 37 garden plots and 7 food trees. Operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

Mount Pleasant Demonstration Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Robson Park Coop Garden


Community garden with 40 garden plots. Operated by Robson Park Co-op.

City Hall expansion garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by pending.

Community Alternatives Coop Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots.

Cedar Cottage Community Garden


Community garden with 61 garden plots and 13 food trees. Operated by Cedar Cottage Garden Society .

Still Creek Community Garden


Community garden operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

Mole Hill Garden


Community garden with 70 garden plots and 1 food trees. Operated by Gordon Neighbourhood House.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 1


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Davie Village Garden


Community garden with 100 garden plots. Operated by Vancouver Public Space Network.

City Hall Lawn Garden


Community garden with 36 garden plots and 6 food trees. Operated by Evergreen.

Champlain Place Community Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by BC Housing.

Brewery Creek Community Garden


Community garden with 40 garden plots and 11 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Grass Roots Community Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Servants Canada.

Princess and Cordova Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by Servants Canada.

Elisabeth Rogers Community Garden


Community garden with 56 garden plots and 12 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Kits Village Collaborative Garden


Community garden with 5 food trees. Operated by Village Vancouver.

Cypress Community Garden


Community garden with 66 garden plots.

Pandora Park Community Garden


Community garden with 66 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Pandora Park Community Garden Society.

Dunbar and 41st Garden


Community garden with 36 garden plots. Operated by Shifting Growth.

Oppenheimer Park Medicine Wheel Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Il Centro Community Garden (Beaconsfield Park)


Community garden with 40 garden plots and 40 food trees. Operated by Italian Cultural Centre.

Chester's Field Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots and 3 food trees. Operated by Fraser Kensington Community Garden Society.

Tea Swamp Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

16 Oaks Garden


Community garden with 55 garden plots.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Euclid St


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by HFBC Housing Foundation .

Nelson Park Community Garden


Community garden with 38 garden plots and Y food trees. Operated by Nelson Park Community Garden Society.

Garden of Eatin'


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by First Christian Reformed Church.

Kitsilano Community Garden


Community garden with 55 garden plots and 15 food trees. Operated by Kitsilano Community Garden Association.

Cedar Cottage Neighourhood House Edible Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House.

Maclean Housing Garden


Community garden with 65 garden plots.

UP! Elgin community garden


Community garden with 35 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Fraser Kensington Community Garden Society.

South Vancouver Family Place 1 garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by South Vancouver Family Place.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House garden


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

Farmers at 57th


Community garden with 32 garden plots.

St. Augustines Anglican Church garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by St. Augustines Anglican Church.

Fraserlands Community Garden (Riverfront Park)


Community garden with 38 garden plots. Operated by South Vancouver Family Place.

Kingscrest Park Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by Cedar Cottage Food Network Society.

Sahalli Community Garden


Community garden with 54 garden plots. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Vera Community Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Woodland Park Community Garden


Community garden with 64 garden plots and 3 food trees. Operated by Village Vancouver Transition Society.

China Creek Housing Co-op Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by China Creek Housing Co-op.

Moberley Cultural Herb Garden


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre.

Stanley Park Community Garden


Community garden with 32 garden plots.

Kitsilano Christian Community Church garden


Community garden with 7 garden plots. Operated by Kitsilano Christian Community Church.

Charleson Park Community Garden


Community garden with 38 garden plots. Operated by False Creek South Neighbourhood Association.

Killarney Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by Killarney community centre.

John McBride Community Garden


Community garden with 49 garden plots and 1 food trees. Operated by Creek Community Gardeners (under False Creek South Neig'd Assoc.).

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Community Garden


Community garden with 11 garden plots. Operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.

Langara College Garden


Community garden with 26 garden plots.

Maple Community Garden


Community garden with 63 garden plots and 4 food trees. Maple Community Garden was founded in 1989 and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, along the Arbutus Corridor in the Kitsilano area. There are approximately 75 members, seven member...

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