Pollinator Project: Goodbye summer!

The final phase of the Cypress native plant and pollinator project was celebrated on Aug 27. The butterflies have now gone into winter hibernation; they will re-emerge next spring. Please stop by Section 3 to see the signboard to learn what plants to add in order to bring food and shelter for butterfly larvae and adults. […]

Thank You from a neighbour

Thank you to Community Gardeners An ocean of gratitude to all the wonderful people who tend their plots in the community gardens along the Arbutus Greenway in Kitsilano–Maple Community Garden, Cypress Community Garden and Pine Street Garden.  Your dedication and care keeps producing bounty and beauty , despite this year’s challenges of heat and lack […]

Pollinator Garden-April 17 2021

Meet the newest addition to the Cypress Community Garden, a special native plant garden in section 3. This small section of BC plants can support native butterflies from eggs to adults. The project is part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s national Butterflyway program. Volunteer Lee Anne Smith is the butterfly ranger for this project. Lee Anne lives at […]

April 2021 Native Plant Fundraiser

The Environmental Youth Alliance which engages youth in the Downtown Eastside in environmental stewardship has just launched its annual Native Plant Fundraiser – an opportunity to receive a bundle of youth-grown native plants while supporting the Alliance’s free land-based education programs, engaging hundreds of youth each year. This year there are 5 options of plant bundles […]

June 17 2020 Community Gardens an Essential Food and Agricultural Service

The Province has designated community gardens as an essential food and agriculture service provider during the COVID-19 response. This includes shared gardens that are on public, private and school district land.    See the BC Centre for Disease Control web site at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/community-gardens The Guidelines for working in the Community Garden are on the website and […]