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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: 78
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 Caitlin Dorward on May 13, 2011 at 5:57pm

I have a bale of hay I'm looking to get rid of (free). Contact me if you're looking for some! I live near 12th/Clark.



Comment by Cylia on April 25, 2011 at 11:12am
Just posted a HERSTORY event on the Events page -- May 12th, check it out.
Comment by Cylia on April 16, 2011 at 7:03pm
Caitlin:  if you don't find a home for your sage plant, you could try posting on the VPSEN (Vancouver Plant Seed Exchange Network).  Good thing about sages, is our weather doesn't seem to kill them off, unlike my rosemary which bit the dust this winter.  cylia
Comment by Ross Moster on April 16, 2011 at 6:54pm

The Permaculture PET (blitz) day (see events page) is at my place tomorrow. It looks like we have a pretty good crowd coming, but if anyone else wants to join us or just stop by to say hi, you're more than welcome to.

Comment by Caitlin Dorward on April 16, 2011 at 6:22pm

We have a large sage plant that we don't need in our garden. Just dug it up today and it's sitting in our front yard near 13th and Clark drive. Let me know if you have space for it. 604.365.0336 or send me a message here. 


Comment by Cylia on April 16, 2011 at 6:05pm
Attention organic gardeners (of all skill levels): the Cedar Cottage Seed Savers Collective is looking for several volunteers to support its seed bank by growing out a couple varieties of seed. You don't need to live in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood to participate! We provide you with free seed and ongoing support and guidance throughout the growing season. At harvest time, volunteers may keep half of the bounty for themselves while the other half is returned to the seed bank. Please email if interested. And feel free to visit our blog!
Many thanks from the CC Seed Savers Collective.
Comment by Cylia on April 13, 2011 at 10:25pm

Dear friends at Community Gardens in Vancouver:
We are excited to have Dag Falck back to share his knowledge and experience about organic gardening in this FREE class this Saturday April 16, 2-4 PM.

I would like anyone who plans to attend to please send me an email with "PRE-REGISTER" in the subject line, and include their full name, the city where they live, their phone number, and what garden they belong to.

Linda Bagga, volunteer
Science of Spirituality
Meditation & Ecology Centre
Richmond, BC

lindabbee at

Organic Gardening:
How and Why to Grow Food with a Vital Life Force
A FREE Class with Dag Falck, Certified Organic Specialist
Saturday, April 16  ~  2-4 PM
Science of Spirituality
Meditation & Ecology Centre
11011 Shell Rd (at Steveston Hwy) in Richmond, BC
SOS programs are FREE

Dag Falck is the Organic Program Manager for Nature's Path Foods. He has 30 years experience growing vibrant organic gardens for the health of his family and friends. In this class, Dag will focus on growing food with a vital life force, and how to develop your own organic garden. 

Science of Spirituality a non-profit, international organization under the guidance of H.H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. It is dedicated to spirituality, peace, and service to humanity.

The Meditation & Ecology Centre is part of a network of meditation groups and spiritual centres worldwide.

For further info, please contact Linda. I am just the messenger.

Comment by Cylia on April 9, 2011 at 10:11pm
Just posted a notice about sharing the cost of stevia transplants and sweet potatoes in case you are interested.  cylia
Comment by Cylia on February 19, 2011 at 10:07pm

Interesting reading -- the creation of an Urban Farmers Network:

Comment by Hannah Carpendale on February 3, 2011 at 10:16am
We are starting up a garden at our house just north of Trout Lake and are looking for resources, especially compost... if you have any to spare, please email   Thanks!

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