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.
Re-registration dates for members are:
First Date: Saturday, September 28,
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Location: In the greenhouse at the Abbotsford Community Garden. Note: the draw for the six new plots will take place at 10:15 am
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 Where: Abbotsford Community Garden Greenhouse The schedule is as follows: 9:30 am: Clean-up deposit refunds and key deposit refunds will be given to gardeners who had a plot in 2018 and did not re-register for 2019. - Returning your key...read more
The Abbotsford Community Garden is a not-for-profit society governed by a volunteer board of directors. Below are the director positions for the 2019-20 year, with terms beginning after the Annual General Meeting. Are you interested in serving on the board? An amiable...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