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Community Gardens

Community gardens are places where many people can grow food together on the same piece of land.
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In many community gardens, individuals (or families) have exclusive use of a garden plot or plots for the growing season. In others, garden plots are shared.

Community garden ownership models are quite varied. Many are owned and managed by non-profit organizations. Others are co-ops, or operated by private businesses. Some are managed by city parks departments or other institutional bodies.

Community gardens provide many benefits, especially in urban areas. These include:

*Opportunity for apartment-dwellers and others without personal garden space to grow their own food

*Increased green space (with associated benefits for hydrology, microclimate, and biodiversity)

*Enhanced food security

*An arena for community-building and development of local self-reliance

Community gardens can help alleviate "food deserts" — areas where there is little availability of fresh, healthy food, especially in low-income and marginalized urban neighbourhoods.

Community Gardens Resources

Cedar Cottage Community Garden


Cedar Cottage Community Garden offers over 100 garden plots with a variety of micro-climates and growing conditions for gardeners of all ages and abilities, plus extensive common areas.

Strathcona Community Garden


Community garden with 200 garden plots and 104 food trees. Operated by Strathcona Community Gardeners Society.

Pender Community Garden


Local sustainable and enlightened community gardens organization.

Rooted for Life Garden


Local sustainable and enlightened community gardens organization.

The James Garden & Social Community


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Maple Community Garden


Community garden with 63 garden plots and 4 food trees. Maple Community Garden was founded in 1989 and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, along the Arbutus Corridor in the Kitsilano area. There are approximately 75 members, seven member...

Bosman Hotel Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by Bosman Hotel Society.

Kitsilano Community Garden


Community garden with 55 garden plots and 15 food trees. Operated by Kitsilano Community Garden Association.

Kitsilano Community Centre Garden


Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Kitsilano Community Centre Association.

Cedar Cottage Community Garden


Community garden with 61 garden plots and 13 food trees. Operated by Cedar Cottage Garden Society .

Grandview Terrace Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by BC Housing.

Sahalli Community Garden


Community garden with 54 garden plots. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Atira Community Garden


Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Atira Community Resources.

Elisabeth Rogers Community Garden


Community garden with 56 garden plots and 12 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - 5th Avenue


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

John McBride Community Garden


Community garden with 49 garden plots and 1 food trees. Operated by Creek Community Gardeners (under False Creek South Neig'd Assoc.).

Grace Memorial Church Garden


Community garden with 15 garden plots. Operated by Grace Memorial Church.

16 Oaks Garden


Community garden with 55 garden plots.

Ladybug Garden


Community garden with 46 garden plots and 7 food trees. Operated by The Britannia Community Services Centre Society.

BC Seniors Living Assoc. Garden


Community garden with 11 garden plots. Operated by BC Seniors Living Assoc. Beulah Homes Society.

Cedar Cottage Community Garden - Part 2


Community garden with 49 garden plots. Operated by Cedar Cottage Garden Society .

Vera Community Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Village on False Creek Garden


Community garden with 45 garden plots. Operated by Village on False Creek Community Gardens Society.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Venables St


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by HFBC Housing Foundation .

Pine St. Community Orchard


Community garden with 47 garden plots. Operated by Pine Community Garden Association.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House Community Garden


Community garden with 11 garden plots. Operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.

MOBY Community Garden


Community garden with 45 garden plots. Operated by My Own Back Yard.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Euclid St


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by HFBC Housing Foundation .

Dowtown Intercultural Gardeners Society (DIGS)


Community garden with 46 garden plots. Operated by Downtown Intercultural Gardeners Society.

Norquay Community Learning Orchard


Community garden with 11 garden plots and 20 food trees. Operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

Robson Park Community Garden


Community garden with 44 garden plots. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Cedar Cottage Neighourhood House Edible Garden


Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House.

Brewery Creek Community Garden


Community garden with 40 garden plots and 11 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Grass Roots Community Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Servants Canada.

Wall Street Community Garden


Community garden with 42 garden plots. Operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association.

Menno Simmons centre Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots.

Il Centro Community Garden (Beaconsfield Park)


Community garden with 40 garden plots and 40 food trees. Operated by Italian Cultural Centre.

Tenth Church Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Tenth Church.

Pine St. Community Garden


Community garden with 40 garden plots. Operated by Pine Community Garden Association.

Aberthau Garden Project


Community garden with 10 garden plots.

Nelson Park Community Garden


Community garden with 38 garden plots and Y food trees. Operated by Nelson Park Community Garden Society.

Chilean Housing Coop Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Chilean Housing Coop .

Robson Park Coop Garden


Community garden with 40 garden plots. Operated by Robson Park Co-op.

City Hall expansion garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by pending.

Fraserlands Community Garden (Riverfront Park)


Community garden with 38 garden plots. Operated by South Vancouver Family Place.

Chinatown Peace Church Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Chinatown Peace Church.

Dunbar and 41st Garden


Community garden with 36 garden plots. Operated by Shifting Growth.

Church of the Good Sheppard garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Charleson Park Community Garden


Community garden with 38 garden plots. Operated by False Creek South Neighbourhood Association.

SPEC Rooftop Garden


Community garden with 9 garden plots. Operated by SPEC.

UP! Elgin community garden


Community garden with 35 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Fraser Kensington Community Garden Society.

Chester's Field Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots and 3 food trees. Operated by Fraser Kensington Community Garden Society.

Cheyenne Community Garden


Community garden with 37 garden plots and 7 food trees. Operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

15th Avenue Coop garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Farmers at 57th


Community garden with 32 garden plots.

Deeper Roots Seniors Community Garden


Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Oakridge Adventist Church.

City Hall Lawn Garden


Community garden with 36 garden plots and 6 food trees. Operated by Evergreen.

Marpole Family Place


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by Marpole Family Place.

Stanley Park Community Garden


Community garden with 32 garden plots.

Our Lady of Sorrows Convent garden


Community garden with nine garden plots. Operated by Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.

CROWS Point Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by CROWS Point Community Garden Society.

Kitsilano Christian Community Church garden


Community garden with 7 garden plots. Operated by Kitsilano Christian Community Church.

Adanac Park Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots and 8 food trees. Operated by Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association.

Oppenheimer Park Medicine Wheel Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Collingwood Community Gardens


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute.

Emma G Coop garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

China Creek Housing Co-op Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by China Creek Housing Co-op.

South Vancouver Family Place 1 garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by South Vancouver Family Place.

Mount Pleasant Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots and 16 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Mount Pleasant Demonstration Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots.

Urban Acres


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by Urban Acres.

St. Augustines Anglican Church garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by St. Augustines Anglican Church.

Cambie Park Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by Marpole Oakridge Community Association.

Champlain Place Community Garden


Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by BC Housing.

Lakeview United Church garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots. Operated by Lakeview United Church.

Grandview Elementary Community Garden


Community garden with 24 garden plots and yes food trees. Operated by Grandview Garden Coordinator (VCH SMART funding).

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 2


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Dundee Community Garden


Community garden with 30 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Dundee Court Housing Co-op.

Cityview Baptist Church garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots and 1 food trees. Operated by Neighbours.

Creekside Community Recreation Centre Collaborative Garden


Community garden with 23 garden plots and 10 food trees. Operated by Creekside Community Centre Staff.

Marpole Place expansion garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots.

Langara College Garden


Community garden with 26 garden plots.

DTES Market location garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots. Operated by DTES Market.

China Creek Community Garden


Community garden with 23 garden plots and 3 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Let's Grow Together! Community Garden


Community garden with 6 garden plots. Operated by St. David of Wales Angclican Church.

Hastings Community Centre Learning Garden


Community garden with 25 garden plots. Operated by Seasons of Food.

Chimo Terrace Youth Garden


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Grandview Woodlands Food Connection.

Kerrisdale Community Garden


Community garden with 22 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Kerrisdale Community Garden Committee (under Kerrisdale Community Centre Society).

Moberley Cultural Herb Garden


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre.

Princess and Cordova Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by Servants Canada.

Brightside Home Foundation - King's Daughters garden


Community garden with 3 garden plots. Operated by Brightside Community Homes Foundation.

Millross Gardens on Main


Community garden with 130 garden plots. Operated by Amacon.

Means of Production Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots and 25 food trees. Operated by Environmental Youth Alliance.

Hemlock Court garden


Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Hemlock Court Housing/Metro Housing.

Tea Swamp Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Urban Diggers Society.

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Garden 1


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House.

Jacob's Well #1 Garden


Community garden with 120 garden plots. Operated by Jacob's Well.

Pine Street Community Garden (6th and Fir Park)


Community garden with 20 garden plots and 16 food trees. Operated by Pine Street Community Garden Society.

Habitat Villa - Metro Housing garden


Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Habitat Villa/Metro Housing.

Hastings St Folk Garden


Community garden with 150 garden plots. Operated by Portland Housing Society.

Garden of Eatin'


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by First Christian Reformed Church.

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House garden


Community garden with 5 garden plots. Operated by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

Jacob's Well #2 Garden


Community garden with 120 garden plots. Operated by Jacob's Well.

Community Alternatives Coop Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots.

Trillium Park North Artists Garden


Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Earthand Gleaners Society.

Cottonwood Community Garden


Community garden with 139 garden plots and 26 food trees. Operated by Strathcona Community Gardeners Society.

Kingscrest Park Community Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by Cedar Cottage Food Network Society.

Matheson Heights Housing Coop Garden


Community garden with 16 garden plots.

SPEC Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden


Community garden operated by SPEC.

Davie Village Garden


Community garden with 100 garden plots. Operated by Vancouver Public Space Network.

The Rise on Cambie


Community garden with 18 garden plots. Operated by Strata Council.

Pandora Park Community Garden


Community garden with 66 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Pandora Park Community Garden Society.

Killarney Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by Killarney community centre.

Still Creek Community Garden


Community garden operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society.

East Boulevard Allotment Plots


Community garden with 71 garden plots. Operated by City of Vancouver.

SPEC Cambie Communal Garden


Community garden with 17 garden plots. Operated by SPEC.

Brightside Home Foundation - Wallace Wilson garden


Community garden with three garden plots. Operated by Brightside Community Homes Foundation.

Maclean Housing Garden


Community garden with 65 garden plots.

The World in a Garden


Community garden with 20 garden plots. Operated by World in a Garden.

Kits Village Collaborative Garden


Community garden with 5 food trees. Operated by Village Vancouver.

Mole Hill Garden


Community garden with 70 garden plots and 1 food trees. Operated by Gordon Neighbourhood House.

Kaslo Gardens Community Vegetable Garden


Community garden with 16 garden plots. Operated by Kaslo Gardens Housing Cooperative.

Copley Community Orchard


Community garden with 3 garden plots and 100 food trees. Operated by Copley Community Orchard Society.

Woodland Park Community Garden


Community garden with 64 garden plots and 3 food trees. Operated by Village Vancouver Transition Society.

McSpadden Park Community Garden


Community garden with 18 garden plots. Operated by McSpadden Agricultural Project Society.

Cypress Community Garden


Community garden with 66 garden plots.

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food, gardens, urban, food security