A community garden is a great neighbourhood project. It gives people who are unable to have their own garden a chance to grow their own vegetables. However, the process to start a community garden can take a few months or more depending on the complexity of the project -- i.e. the size and design of the garden, and the land on where the garden is to sit. For example, there may be issues with ownership of the land. Even if it’s City land, there may be other considerations such as underground utilities that have be moved. Unused City land at 88 Ave & 92 Street has been suggested as a location for community garden in Bonnie Doon.
If enough people are interested, BDCL will set up a Community Garden Committee (9-12 people are recommended). This committee would need to submit a Project Request to the City. Paul Samboryk, our Community Recreation Coordinator, has offered to help us through the process.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved.
For more information, visit How to start a community garden?