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.
Registration for available plots will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the greenhouse after the Annual General Meeting. This is on a first come first served basis. If you want a plot, be sure to first read the Garden Agreement that all members must...read more
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
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 am in the greenhouse at 1786 Angus Campbell Road, Abbotsford, BC. Light refreshments will be available. Please plan to attend.read more
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.read more
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
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.read more