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.

Saving Seed

Saving Seed

Seed Saving Starts in the Spring. Some seeds are easier to save than others. Starting with even a few types of seeds is good experience and a step in the right direction. The most important thing to consider now, in the spring, is what varieties you plant.

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Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

A community gardener who has retained their plot for next year gets a wonderful bonus. It's called winter gardening. Here in the Pacific Northwest, with a little forethought, we can grow a great deal of food between the end of September and the beginning of April....

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COVID-19 Measures

COVID-19 Measures

Losing the ability to grow fresh vegetables, as well as the mental and physical benefits of working outside in the soil, would have felt like quite a hardship, so we are thankful that we can continue to garden our plots at the Abbotsford Community Garden. However,...

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Newsletter August 2020

Newsletter August 2020

Despite a rocky beginning with Covid-19 and the slow start to summer sunshine, our gardens are now thriving. We are a community even though many of us are strangers to each other. Let’s look out for each other and keep the spirit of harmony and respect.

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Board Volunteers

Board Volunteers

The Abbotsford Community Garden is a not-for-profit society that operates in co-operation with the City of Abbotsford on land generously made available to us by the city. The community garden is managed by a volunteer board of directors. We depend on the work of these...

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