We need your help:
Parks Board is planning to hold phase 2 of the public consultation, followed by a revised draft plan, in mid-2021. Please check their website for further updates at vancouver.ca/john-hendry.
In the meantime, if you'd like to help further in our efforts to relocate our community garden please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we are facing:
We were informed in April 2018 that the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) are planning to build affordable housing on the current location of the T-section of Cedar Cottage Community Garden and two other empty lots located south of the garden (in June 2019 two additional lots were added to the development, located eastwards of the original development). This will result in the loss of nearly half of the garden's plots, as well as all of our extensive common areas, espalier fence used for soft fruit, and orchard. At the same time it would render gardening in the remaining space extremely challenging due to the dramatic reduction in direct sunlight, as the proposed 6-story building will be located south of the remaining garden area.
Cedar Cottage Community Garden will remain where we are until at least the end of the 2021 growing season. Some time after that the site will be developed for social and affordable housing.
An application was submitted to Parks Board in July 2018 to build a community garden at the south-east corner of John Hendry (Trout Lake) park. Parks Board has now begun its master plan update process for Trout Lake park. In order to be successful, we have to demonstrate strong support for a community garden in the park, as part of this process.
The proposed development is shown in red. We will be losing the entire triangle-shaped section of land along Hull St and Victoria Dr. The space remaining to us would have dramatically reduced direct sunlight.