There will be no registration for new members this year since we are dealing with the aftermath of the flood.
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If you were unable to attend the Annual General Meeting, you can read the draft minutes here: 2022 AGM – Draft.
The following video was created by Shirley Tam as a heartfelt response to the donation of many varieties of seeds by BC Council of Garden Clubs and a truckload of bedding plants by Van Belle Nursery. So many happy gardeners! "The Abbotsford Community Garden is my...
The Abbotsford Community Garden has obtained a Temporary Right to Enter and Clean Up lease from the City of Abbotsford and members have been eagerly volunteering to join the clean-up teams. Volunteers are only allowed to enter the garden as supervised teams. All...
What has happened • What we know • Photos from the garden site to demonstrate the damage and the challenges we face • New issues arising with the City of Abbotsford. Here are the PowerPoint slides presented at a meeting hosted online by the ACG Board for the membership
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.
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 organic gardening by local residents. Located on City of Abbotsford property, this community garden is an initiative developed and run entirely by volunteers. The 166 plots are sub-grouped into 131 10’x 20’ plots, 21 10’x 10’ plots, and 8 raised garden boxes 3’ x 10’ and 4’ high. Additionally, there are six areas of communal designated crop production such as summer squash, winter squash, herbs, berries, grapes and fruit bearing trees. This produce is shared among all the gardeners. The greenhouse has provided a washroom; an office; a communications hub with whiteboard, records and sharing table; tool and wheelbarrow storage; a secure space for lawn mowers and weed eaters; and an unheated greenhouse where gardeners may start their bedding plants.
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.