What is a Community Garden?
A community garden is a shared green space maintained by community garden members to grow food, flowers, and other plants. They provide opportunities for city residents to not only grow food, but also to meet new friends, share knowledge, and build community. Each garden site is divided into small plots that are rented each season by individuals or community groups to tend and enjoy. The food grown in each plot belongs to the registered gardeners, and cannot be used or sold for any commercial purposes. Gardeners grow food and flowers, share knowledge with each other and the community, and celebrate the seasons through social gatherings.
The Community Gardens in Richmond are managed in partnership with Richmond Food Security Society. Call 604-244-7377 or visit the Richmond Food Security Society website for more details, including plot sizes and prices, garden rules, and how to join the waitlist for this popular program.