Community Gardens

Interest in community gardening, urban food production and food security has been growing on the North Shore in recent years. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants as well as create a sense of community and connection to the environment.

The Queen Mary Community Garden site, bounded by West Keith Road, Mahon Avenue and 13th Street, provides a central location with plenty of potential for gardeners! It is highly visible, easily accessible by walking and transit and is in close proximity to Queen Mary Elementary School and dense urban development.

In addition to the individual allotment plots, an integral component of the Queen Mary Community Garden is an Edible Garden Project Demonstration Garden.

Stroll through the 'friendship gates' of the Lower Lonsdale Community Gardens, located next to the North Shore Neighbourhood House, a local community centre. Built in June 2004, this garden is host to almost 50 community garden plots for growing vegetables and flowers. Each plot is maintained by nearby residents from the surrounding dense urban environment of Lower Lonsdale.

The garden provides a respite as well as opportunities for reconnecting with nature, not to mention the fresh vegetables the gardeners get to harvest for all their hard work.

Located at the corner of St. Georges and 1st Street, the Charros Community Garden was completed in November of 2011. There are 43 plots that range in size from 20 square feet to 60 square feet, including two raised bed plots that accommodate those that are mobility impaired.

The garden features a variety of edible berry crops and newly planted fruit trees.

The City Hall Community Garden is home to 22 garden plots. It is the newest community garden in the City of North Vancouver, bringing the total to four. It features accessible, raised beds and two locally built triple-bin composters. The garden shed is integrated into City Hall, near the stairs to the roof garden above Council Chambers. The garden was funded by the City of North Vancouver and is managed by the North Shore Community Garden Society.

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