The community garden concept is straightforward. Provide a small patch of fertile soil and put it in the hands of someone who wants to garden. Since 2008, the Abbotsford Community Garden has been providing small growing spaces for its members. Currently, about 150 plots are being used for organic gardening by local residents. Located on City of Abbotsford property, this community garden is an initiative developed and run entirely by volunteers.

The objective of the Abbotsford Community Garden is to create space for people to learn about and participate in  growing some of their own food organically – planning, planting, tending and ultimately reaping the benefits of their labour. This community garden offers a unique opportunity for a wide cross-section of  Abbbotsford residents  to come together and garden as neighbours. People of every age, ethnic background and gardening experience are participating.

Members Re-registration

Members Re-registration

If you currently have a plot, at the Abbotsford Community Garden, your first opportunity to re-register for next year takes place on Saturday, September 23 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The alternate date for plot re-registration is Sunday, October 1 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.... read more
Garden Talk September 23

Garden Talk September 23

Maximizing Your Community Garden Space ◊ Tips from an Urban Farmer ◊ Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 pm. – following members’ registration with Marina Gibson from the Day 1 Urban Farm Community Garden Project Marina will share garden tips on how she gets... read more
Farewell to Goats

Farewell to Goats

Our summer goat guests, Danny and Doggy, have rejoined their herd at Goat’s Pride Dairy. We’ve enjoyed their company during this growing season and are grateful for the work they’ve done to keep blackberry vines under control at the garden. Their owner was happy with... read more
Goats 2017

Goats 2017

Danearys and Dogwood have arrived at the community garden for their summer vacation. Actually, they are here to work hard at eating the blackberry leaves along the north hillside of the garden. Goats do a terrific job of keeping blackberry brambles under control.... read more
Improve Your Soil

Improve Your Soil

Our Garden Talk guest on September 24, 2017 was Marina Gibson from the Day 1 Urban Farm Community Garden Project. She shared plenty of great ideas to get the most our of garden plots. Here are a few of them. Build up Soil with Lasagna Gardening Marina’s urban farm was... read more
Maggots, Miners and Bees

Maggots, Miners and Bees

To help up with our knowledge of garden insects, here’s another set of photos from Tracy Hueppelsheuse, our local entomologist and community garden member. The photo above is of a cabbage root maggot feeding on a radish, and shows the boring damage caused. This... read more