We need your help to support the creation of a community garden in this neighbourhood:
Fill out the online survey at https://shapeyourcity.ca/jhp. This survey is open from Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 2021. There is no topic or question for community gardens in this survey, but question #33 is for general comments, where you can express your desire to see a community garden in this park.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, which will reach the park project team, expressing your support for a community garden in the park
If you'd like to help further in our efforts to relocate our community garden please send an email to email@example.com.
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 on this site until the housing construction by VAHA begins sometime in the future.
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.
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.