Work Parties

You can open and download the Work Party Schedule.  NOTE however: Work Parties as group activities remain cancelled.  The schedule is, under the pandemic, a general guideline only.  Gardeners may decide to accomplish work party duties at different times through the week and not just on the day of the work party.  Follow the City of Vancouver guidelines below on keeping a 2 metre distance from others and wearing a mask if in closer proximity.  Cypress Work Party Schedule 2021 

Please see the Guidelines on Clean-up to be carried out, also sent to you by your Section Rep.  You can carry out this work on your own but be sure to inform your Section Rep of when you will be out and what was accomplished.  Work Party Tasks 2021

Covid-19 City of Vancouver Protocols:

1) Phase One of the Covid-19 emergency mid-March to May 19 2020:  In late March and through April and May,  the City of Vancouver announced that all Community Garden Work Parties were suspended.   In line with the City of Vancouver requirements, gardeners were required to tend plots or common areas individually, maintaining a 2 meter (6 feet) distance between individuals at all times.  No sharing of tools or implements was permitted.   

2) Phase 2: On May 22nd the City wrote that as the Province was entering Phase 2 of Covid-19 protocols, sharing of tools would be permitted. However, the following protocols still apply: 

  • Maintain physical distancing of a minimum of 2 metres (6 feet) between individuals who are not in your bubble;
  • Make sure to wash hands and disinfect before and after use when accessing shared tools (hoses included);

Follow the City of Vancouver’s COVID 19 guidelines: Remain at home if you are feeling sick; Remain at home if you have recently travelled outside of Canada; Wash your hands before and after going outside; Cover your cough or sneeze; When outside your home, avoid crowds and stay 2 metres away from people not in your bubble. Keep safe everyone!!

Gardening and Clean up continued through the Spring to Fall of 2020 June 2020

2021 March 20th: Clean up