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If you're interested in participating in a VV community or collaborative garden, including our plots at Cottonwood Community Garden located just outside the Fieldhouse, or at one of our gardens in Kits or W. Pt. Grey, or are interested in a, new gardening project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2017
First off, we live in a rain forest. Of course the forest is gone in the Lower Mainland--and so is our once deep, rich, and healthy topsoil--so we have to deal with the challenge of hydrology, aka retaining water for our food gardens and controlling run-off to protect everything from our neighbour's property to our stream and ocean water quality and biodiversity.
A great PDF how-to guide on creating a "rain garden"--which was written for our bioregion--is too large at 14 megaBytes to post on this site's server, so it is being hosted on a VV Director's Cloud account, and can be downloaded by clicking on this hyperlink. If this link does not work, send us an email by clicking here and we can email it out in sections.
Kits Village has a gardening collaborative group, with members gardening in the Kits Village Collaborative Garden (now in our 8th year), a Green Space, in our Permaculture in Planters project and also a couple small Permaculture Food Forests. New members are welcome. We helped helped start and participated in the Westside Collaborative Garden (2010-12), and members helped start and participate in the Kits Community Centre Collaborative Garden. We also have 3 seed libraries, dinner groups, a recycling depot, host drop-in spaghetti nights, etc.
At Cottonwood Community Garden (just outside our Fieldhouse),Village has Permaculture, Herb Spiral, Inner City Village and DTES Neighbourhood House plots. Village also sponsors Woodland Community Garden.
At Abethau, we garden weekly at our Collaborative Permaculture Garden in the Community Eco-Art Garden.
If you're interested in participating in a VV community or collaborative garden or new gardening project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Interested in Seed Saving and Seed Sharing? Check out our Village Vancouver Seed Savers Group and Cedar Cottage Seed Savers Collective to learn how and to take advantage of nature's bounty. Will you take on this task for your neighbourhood, and be the plant saviour for another corner of the earth? Currently, other Village seed saving efforts include Main Street Neighbourhood Seed Library and Kits Village Seed Savers/Kits Seed Library.
Another great Vancouver group, the Vancouver Plant & Seed Exchange Network, has started an amazing plant and seed sharing web resource, leveraging the power of nature and of the internet to expand our food choices for a 100-foot diet. Just click on this link.
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We have a small community garden in Burnaby on a sunny plot on ALR farmland. We have a few spots open this season…Continue
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Monday, July 21 7-9 pmKits Community Centre 2690 Larch, VancouverJoin a new collaborative garden in…Continue
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Village has a new Permaculture focused garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden in Strathcona, and we're looking for one or two additional Villagers to garden collaboratively. Cost is $5/year…Continue
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Time: August 3, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm Location: Vancouver Homesteader's Emporium Street: 649 East Hastings StreetCity/Town: Vancouver, BC V6A 1R2 CanadaOrganized By: Ross Moster, Duncan Martin, VV…Continue
New Community Garden opening up at Cambie Park (54th & Cambie). Sign up for a plot on Aug 20th from 7pm to 8:30pm at Marpole Community Centre (Upper Lounge). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanted to let everyone know that Still Creek Community garden has plots available. Located across from the 29th ave Skytrain station. We have lots of stuff happening this year at the garden including the introduction of Honey Bee hives!. If you or someone you know is looking to learn about gardening/beekeeping or wants to share their knowledge come join us!
Contact me for more info.
Here is our original proposal for a new community collaborative garden in Riley Park near Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. First proposed by a Villager living just a half block away, this was picked up as a project by a local permaculture class, adopted by a board member of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, and remains tied up in an application process with the City of Vancouver.
Some day. Some way.
Application to the City for a New Community Garden (original dated March 2011, with this version submitted November 2011)
The application to the City of Vancouver for a new Main Street Collaborative Community Garden can be viewed by clicking here.
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