Flood Status

Flood Status

The Abbotsford Community Garden Board met on November 16, 2021 to discuss the flooding of the garden site. We can confirm that the whole site was flooded and there has been considerable damage. 

Debris has been spread throughout the garden and unseen hazards and toxic material may be present.

The Board is working on plans for clean-up and recovery. This will include how to best remove debris, and assessment of soil conditions including contamination. We have contacted the city, and been told that everyone must stay off the property until further notice because the gardens and greenhouse are unsafe for access. The city will advise us when we can proceed.

Once the Board has permission, there will be an evaluation of the damage, as well as what work is required to effect repairs.  We envision a garden community opportunity to work together to restore the garden, the greenhouse, tools and equipment once it is safe to do so.

DO NOT ENTER THE GARDEN PROPERTY OR THE GREENHOUSE.
DO NOT TAKE IT UPON YOURSELF TO DO ANY CLEANUP

As soon as we have information, it will be shared with all members of the community garden. Please be patient. This will take time … certainly into 2022.

We hope that all of you are safe and well as we look forward to the spring … the season of renewal and hope.

Your Abbotsford Community Garden Board members

Flood Status

Flood Status

The ACG Board is working on plans for clean-up and recovery including how to best remove debris, and assessment of soil conditions. Everyone must stay off the property until further notice. The City will advise us when we can proceed.

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Insect Science at the Garden

Insect Science at the Garden

This post is by BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries entomologist and garden member Tracy Hueppelsheuser about insect pest research in the community garden. Helpful information about the species being watched for this season.

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Flooding 2021

Flooding 2021

Record rainfall has caused flooding, road and highway closures, and evacuations in southeast Abbotsford. As a result, the Abbotsford Community Garden is under water. These photos were taken on the afternoon of November 16, 2021.

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COVID Protocols June 2021

COVID Protocols June 2021

Gardeners are reminded that these important protocols are in effect at the garden. Maintain distance from other gardeners The six-foot / two-metre guideline is a MINIMUM distance that must be kept at all times. When you walk past a plot, you are likely within that...

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors

If you would like to find ways to maximize your garden plot and harvest even more fresh, organic food, consider starting some of your seeds indoors. This is one method you can use to stretch the local growing season and get more out of your garden space.

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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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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.

Community garden plot bounty

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.

Learn about membership with the Abbotsford Community Garden Society and watch a video created soon after the garden began on the About page. Recent posts appear below. All posts are sorted by date and archived in categories found in the top menu. Society business information and documents, including the members agreement and the supplement guide are on the Resources page.