The City of Vancouver is making more land available for community gardens and have opened up another round of the application process.
You can currently download and submit an “Expression of Interest” for starting a community garden in a city park, on other city-owned land, or on private land.
The Park Board has outline its policy for a community garden in one of the city’s parks and provides support by:
- Providing access to information on the development and operation of community gardens
- Helping interested groups find suitable land for the development of community gardens (including on City-owned land, land controlled by other government agencies, and privately owned land)
- Helping develop user agreements with the owners of sites chosen for new gardens
- Helping develop a community-led environmental education program
Vancouver currently has 75 community gardens that you can join as well, if space is available. Each garden is listed on the City of Vancouver’s website along with contact information.
Applications for new community gardens will be accepted until October 31, 2012.