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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

Rooted for Life Garden


Local community gardens organization.

Pender Community Garden


Local community gardens organization.

Strathcona Community Garden


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

Cedar Cottage Neighourhood House Edible Garden


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

Langara College Garden


Community garden with 26 garden plots.

SPEC Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden


Community garden operated by SPEC.

Champlain Place Community Garden


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

Village on False Creek Garden


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

Millross Gardens on Main


Community garden with 130 garden plots. Operated by Amacon.

Sahalli Community Garden


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

UP! Elgin community garden


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

Vera Community Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Hastings Community Centre Learning Garden


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

Still Creek Community Garden


Community garden operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

Oppenheimer Park Medicine Wheel Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

MOBY Community Garden


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

Deeper Roots Seniors Community Garden


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

East Boulevard Allotment Plots


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

Jacob's Well #1 Garden


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

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.).

Farmers at 57th


Community garden with 32 garden plots.

Our Lady of Sorrows Convent garden


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

Mole Hill Garden


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

Jacob's Well #2 Garden


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

Cedar Cottage Community Garden - Part 2


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

Stanley Park Community Garden


Community garden with 32 garden plots.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Community Garden


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

Grandview Elementary Community Garden


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

Kits Village Collaborative Garden


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

South Vancouver Family Place 1 garden


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

Robson Park Community Garden


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

St. Augustines Anglican Church garden


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

Wall Street Community Garden


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

SPEC Rooftop Garden


Community garden with 9 garden plots. Operated by SPEC.

Cypress Community Garden


Community garden with 66 garden plots.

Davie Village Garden


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

Adanac Park Community Garden


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

Norquay Community Learning Orchard


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

Creekside Community Recreation Centre Collaborative Garden


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

BC Seniors Living Assoc. Garden


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

China Creek Community Garden


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

Pine St. Community Garden


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

Kitsilano Christian Community Church garden


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

15th Avenue Coop garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Pandora Park Community Garden


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

Tenth Church Garden


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

Kerrisdale Community Garden


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

Robson Park Coop Garden


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

Atira Community Garden


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

Marpole Place expansion garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots.

Marpole Family Place


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

Maclean Housing Garden


Community garden with 65 garden plots.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House garden


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

Church of the Good Sheppard garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Woodland Park Community Garden


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

Moberley Cultural Herb Garden


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

Means of Production Garden


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

Brewery Creek Community Garden


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

The World in a Garden


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

Grace Memorial Church Garden


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

China Creek Housing Co-op Garden


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

Il Centro Community Garden (Beaconsfield Park)


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

McSpadden Park Community Garden


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

Bosman Hotel Garden


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

Emma G Coop garden


Community garden with 8 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...

Hemlock Court garden


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

Chilean Housing Coop Garden


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

Urban Acres


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

Nelson Park Community Garden


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

The Rise on Cambie


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

Grandview Terrace Garden


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

Habitat Villa - Metro Housing garden


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

Chinatown Peace Church Garden


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

Trillium Park North Artists Garden


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

Let's Grow Together! Community Garden


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

Menno Simmons centre Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots.

CROWS Point Community Garden


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

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.

Fraserlands Community Garden (Riverfront Park)


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

SPEC Cambie Communal Garden


Community garden with 17 garden plots. Operated by SPEC.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - 5th Avenue


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Kaslo Gardens Community Vegetable Garden


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

The James Garden & Social Community


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Brightside Home Foundation - King's Daughters garden


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

Lakeview United Church garden


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

Aberthau Garden Project


Community garden with 10 garden plots.

Collingwood Community Gardens


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

Community Alternatives Coop Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots.

Charleson Park Community Garden


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

Mount Pleasant Community Garden


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

Princess and Cordova Garden


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

Matheson Heights Housing Coop Garden


Community garden with 16 garden plots.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Venables St


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

Brightside Home Foundation - Wallace Wilson garden


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

Cityview Baptist Church garden


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

City Hall expansion garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by pending.

DTES Market location garden


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

Grass Roots Community Garden


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

Cedar Cottage Community Garden


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

Cambie Park Community Garden


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

Tea Swamp Community Garden


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

Kitsilano Community Centre Garden


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

Chimo Terrace Youth Garden


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

Chester's Field Garden


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

Pine St. Community Orchard


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

Elisabeth Rogers Community Garden


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

Cheyenne Community Garden


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

Dundee Community Garden


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

Garden of Eatin'


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

City Hall Lawn Garden


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

Kingscrest Park Community Garden


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

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 2


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

Dowtown Intercultural Gardeners Society (DIGS)


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

Hastings St Folk Garden


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

16 Oaks Garden


Community garden with 55 garden plots.

Mount Pleasant Demonstration Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Ladybug Garden


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

Cottonwood Community Garden


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

Kitsilano Community Garden


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

Dunbar and 41st Garden


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

Killarney Garden


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

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Euclid St


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

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 1


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

Copley Community Orchard


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

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food, gardens, urban, food security