April 1, 2023-Spring Registration for New Gardeners
The Abbotsford Community Garden will be registering new gardeners from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday, April 1st, 2023. Please note this will be in-person registration at the Garden.
Please note that at this time, we still do not have an agreement with the City of Abbotsford regarding our tenancy at the site; however, City staff have told us that they are working on this.
Kindly fill out your application form before you arrive and be sure to have the exact amount of payment in cash or cheque to avoid being asked to move to the end of the line. We will not have any blank registration forms available at the Garden.
You can download the registration form here or under “Resources” on our website.
Once your application has been processed at registration, you will be eligible to attend our AGM as a voting member. The AGM will be from 10:30 to 11:30 the same day.
Every new gardener is required to attend the in-person orientation which will be from 11:30 am -12:00 pm, April 1, 2023. Keys to the garden gate will be issued AFTER the orientation session.
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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 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.