On August 28, 2023 at 9AM registration for the garden was opened, and it has reached capacity. Plot offers to confirm registration will be sent on August 30, 2023. If offers are declined or no payment is received, plots will be offered out according to the waitlist.
If you are interested in a plot at the community garden in Burnaby please submit an application for the waitlist.
August 24 from 5:30–7:30 pm – Information Session
August 28 at 9am – Registration Opens
August 30 – Plot Offer Emails Sent
September 4 by midnight – Plot Payment Deadline
September 11 – Community Garden Grand Opening
Join us for an Information Session
You’re invited to join us for a session with City staff and representatives from Urban Bounty to learn more about Greentree Village Community Garden. We’ll be sharing the site map and information about the garden plots, as well as our plans for expanding the Community Gardens program to include more parks across Burnaby.
Thursday, August 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Christine Sinclair Community Centre
3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby BC V5B 0A7
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GARDEN?
A community garden is a shared green space maintained by community members to grow food, flowers, and other plants. In addition, they provide opportunities for people to meet their neighbours, share knowledge, and build social connectedness.
BURNABY COMMUNITY GARDENS PILOT PROJECT
This pilot community garden will enable residents to grow healthy food, flowers, and other plants. The City of Burnaby will be using this pilot project to refine and improve the community gardens program before introducing gardens into other Burnaby parks.
The City of Burnaby and Urban Bounty have designed the garden with accessibility in mind – the pilot garden will include raised beds, which are easier for gardeners of all abilities to use. We’ve also ensured that a portion of the plots are available to local community groups to help promote food security in our community.
How are responsibilities divided between the City and Urban Bounty?
The City has provided the space for the community garden in Greentree Village Park and constructed the garden facility. Urban Bounty will run the garden’s day-to-day operations.
- Oversee plot rentals
- Process yearly renewals
- Maintain the waitlist for the gardens
- Conduct reviews of garden site(s) 3 times a year to ensure rules are followed by all gardeners in order to maintain the gardens as vibrant, safe, community spaces.
- Ensure that all community gardeners use organic growing methods that reduce impacts on the local ecosystem.
- Collect feedback from gardeners and the broader community to carry out future projects and programs
- Maintain shared tools that are stored in locked tool sheds at each site (i.e wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, spading forks, and some hand tools)