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Help save our community garden:

We were informed in April 2018 that the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) was planning to build affordable housing on the current location of the T-section of Cedar Cottage Community Garden. The development is currently awaiting a decision on its rezoning application.

As a result of our impending displacement, in 2018 we applied to Parks Board to create a community garden within John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park.

At the Parks Board meeting on Monday, May 16 the commissioners unanimously voted in favour of adding an amendment to the Trout Lake renewal plan motion. It reads: "THAT the Parks Board asks staff to explore inclusion of community garden plots in the renewal plan."

At the beginning of the meeting, Parks Board staff reported that they had received the following communication in regards to the Trout Lake renewal plan: 3 people were in support of the overall plan, 3 people were opposed to the plan, and 170 people were in support of a community garden in Trout Lake Park.

Although it is yet far from a commitment, it is a step in the right direction. We will be contacting Parks Board to see what the next steps are.

Thank you to everyone who spoke at the Parks Board meeting, sent an email to the commissioners, spread the word, and supported our efforts thus far.

It is through our collective effort that we were able to achieve this. Thank you again!

Join

Our garden will remain unchanged for the 2022 season.

We are now full for the 2022 season, but you are invited to add your name to the waitlist. Please fill in the online application by clicking here or on the 'Join' button above.

Next Work Party:

Our next work party will be Tuesday June 28th, 6 - 9 pm.

Come out and join us as we continue to nurture our garden towards the fall harvest,

About Us:

With over 100 garden plots and extensive common areas, Cedar Cottage Community Garden offers a variety of micro-climates and growing conditions to gardeners of all ages and abilities. We promote food security and provide space for growing in a city where green space is at a premium. This is a place where people welcome each other, look out for each other's plots, and learn from each other.

We are located at Victoria Drive and Hull Street in Vancouver, B.C. For more information, please send us an e-mail at Contact@CedarCottageGarden.org.

Some of our goals include:

  • to promote food security

  • to provide space for growing in the city where green space is at a premium

  • to create a sense of community and connections within the neighbourhood

  • to create a safe, welcoming space for neighbours to gather and spend time

  • to share knowledge about growing

Cedar Cottage Community Garden would like to thank the following organisations for their generous support and funding in the creation, nurturing, and growth of our garden:

Founding Organisations:

Vancouver Native Health Society
Vancouver Community Agriculture Network
Environmental Youth Alliance
Cedar Cottage Food Network
FarmFolk CityFolk

Supporting and Funding Organisations:

Heifer International Canada
Evergreen
TransLink
City Of Vancouver
Vancouver Coastal Health
Walmart
Greenest City Fund
Neighbourhood Small Grants

COVID-19

Members are reminded to follow the provincial guidelines:

In addition:

    • Bring your own gloves and, if possible, tools from home to avoid having to open the shed

    • If you open the shed wipe the lock and any tools used with alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR), available in the shed

    • If you use a hose wipe the tap and hose nozzle after use

    • If possible, bring the necessary supplies from home (ABHR, water, soap, towels, etc.) for cleaning your hands and any shared tools used

    • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds