Workshops–Events–News

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 […]

June 2020 Vegetable Gardening Workshops-On Line!!!!

UBC Farm is offering a series of  Online Community Workshops  (https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/workshops/ ) on VEGETABLE GARDENING and they are affordable (approx $15/per workshop). Cypress Community Gardeners and others might want to check this out.  The online workshops are being offered this year due to Covid-19

March 2020 DUE to COVID-19 All Work Parties and Group Events Cancelled

To limit the spread of COVID-19 the City of Vancouver has instructed all Community Gardens to cancel Work Parties and Group Events.   Gardeners may work independently while maintaining physically distancing of a minimum of 2 metres (6 feet) between individuals; without sharing food, tools, gloves, and equipment; and while following the City of Vancouver’s COVID […]

2016 March City of Vancouver Purchases Arbutus Corridor!!! 2016 July: City provides Arbutus Corridor Update Notice: Temporary pathway installation under way

2016 -March-City of Vancouver purchases Arbutus Corridor !!!!! July 2016-City provides Update Notice: Temporary asphalt pathway installation under way The most relevant sections are highlighted below: Starting this week, the City will begin installing a temporary asphalt pathway to allow continued use of the space for recreation until construction of the future Arbutus Greenway gets […]

2015-March: Video-C.P. Rail clearing of the Community Gardens

1. Video of CP Rail clearing Cypress Community Garden fences, vegetable boxes and plantings–March 2015.  ‘Railroading the Community Gardens’ by Mike Babiarz  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHZ2zmNns7g   2.  You can check out these commentaries and photos on the City Farmer’s website from March 3 2015:  https://cityfarmer.info/?s=cpr 3. See the Georgia Straight, March 2 2015–Article, photos and a short […]