Garden members who wish to contact the board or a committee, please see the Contact page in the Members Area.
Non-garden members can send their questions on membership to TheMembershipTeam@CedarCottageGarden.org or general inquiries to Contact@CedarCottageGarden.org.
Common Areas: The green thumbs, overseeing all the common areas of the garden, with responsibility for weeding, planting, watering, harvesting, pruning, etc. From mature fruit trees to berries to annuals and flowers, there will be something of interest for gardeners of all styles and experience-level. This group also oversees related projects such as seed-saving, native pollinator habitat, etc.
Events and Social: Organize events for the garden for both fundraising and socializing. We have traditionally hosted an annual Spring Fling! (with live music, bake sale, plant and seedling sale, art and craft vendors, poetry contest, master gardener information booth, garden tours, etc.) and fall harvest dinner, as well as poetry readings, theatre performances, etc. Also arrange for food at work parties.
Meal Program: Tend specific plots and common areas that are used to grow food for donation to local charities. Committee members plant, nurture, harvest and deliver to Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House or other agreed-upon programs and places.
Operations and Maintenance: Keep the garden running smoothly and safely by fixing and replacing tools, hoses, plot lumber, irrigation systems, structures etc. They also perform plot inspections to ensure members are tending their plots, put the garbage and compost bins by the curb for pickup each week, and oversee the garden's own compost system as well as compost and woodchip delivery.
Relocation: Work to ensure that the garden retains its current capacity after the development of social and affordable housing on our former site. We're currently engaging with the Vancouver Parks Board to champion the creation of a community garden within John Hendry (Trout Lake) park.
Board of Directors: Oversee the management of the garden, complete required paperwork to keep us in good standing with the landowners and BC Societies, and to comply with regulations for our garden liability insurance. Also manage the budget and the finances of the garden and coordinate activities with the committees. We have a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, and Members-at-Large. Any garden member is welcome at Board meetings.