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Community Gardening

Build community, reconnect with the ground, capture carbon, and grow something beautiful and edible in a small green space. There is lots to recommend here. Be a part of it. Part of the VV Neighbourhood Food Network. Join VV to join this group.

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 or



Location: Vancouver, BC
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2017

Gardening Guides

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 or

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.

Discussion Forum

Community Garden Spots in Burnaby

Started by Theresa Voorsluys Apr 26, 2017. 0 Replies

We have a small community garden in Burnaby on a sunny plot on ALR farmland. We have a few spots open this season…Continue

New Collaborative Garden at Kits Community Centre -- 1st community meeting Monday, July 21, 2014 7-9 pm

Started by Ross Moster Jul 20, 2014. 0 Replies

Monday, July 21 7-9 pmKits Community Centre                                                                                          2690 Larch, VancouverJoin a new collaborative garden in…Continue

New VV Permacuture garden plot at Cottonwood Community Garden - looking for a couple gardeners

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by Ross Moster Jun 3, 2014. 1 Reply

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

*VV Backyard Chickens 101 Workshop @ Homesteader's Emporium

Started by Ross Moster Aug 2, 2012. 0 Replies

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

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Comment by Keren Aschkenazi on August 14, 2013 at 8:55pm

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

Comment by Jill Whitebear on May 4, 2012 at 4:34pm
East Van Teaching Garden
Is a community garden of sorts... We can learn and experiment is very wet, a main consideration, as well as asthetics, being in the front yard, we need to keep it neat. Rows and rows of rows. And the flower of life.
Comment by Steve Sandve on February 20, 2012 at 3:29pm

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.


Comment by Randy Chatterjee on February 6, 2012 at 9:48am

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)

Comment by Randy Chatterjee on January 4, 2012 at 2:21pm

The application to the City of Vancouver for a new Main Street Collaborative Community Garden can be viewed by clicking here.

Comment by Leah Richardot on August 21, 2011 at 6:39pm

i am dealing with some aphids on my cabbage.  on the internet i researched the use of neem oil to kill them. has anyone used this with any success?  can you suggest anything better?  i also would like to find a resource for purchasing parasitic wasps and ladybugs, can anyone help? thanks! 

Comment by Cylia on May 31, 2011 at 9:10pm
If you inadvertently apply aminopyralid-laced manure compost to your garden, you may suffer the crop-killing consequences for three or more years.  

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Comment by Cylia on May 30, 2011 at 11:22am
Not sure where you're located but you might want to check out your local community garden and see if they could give you some compost worms from their bins.  They may have other stuff too. 
Comment by Leah Richardot on May 30, 2011 at 10:49am
hello!  i am starting some gardens in neighbor's yards and i am looking for some inexpensive compost bins or recycled supplies to make them.  i am also interested in finding some compost worms.  please contact me at if you have any information for me!  thanks!!
Comment by Hannah Carpendale on May 16, 2011 at 9:37pm
Hello!  We are looking for some fairly drought-tolerant vines for a community garden/beekeeping project... something like honeysuckle or grape.  If you have any that need homes please let me know,  Thanks!

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Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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