Street gardens looking for volunteers
A green sign in a garden, like the one of the left, means the garden is available to tend.
A yellow sign in a garden, like the one on the right, means that the garden is already being cared for.
If you live near a circle or bulge garden that doesn’t have a Green Streets sign, there may be an opportunity to add the garden to the program.
Benefits of volunteer gardening
Volunteer gardeners gain a greater sense of community, make new friends, and experience the joy of seeing a job well done.
In addition to sharing knowledge with one another, volunteer gardeners with the Green Streets program receive:
- Free compost in spring and fall
- Advance notification of any plant giveaways
- A subscription to the Green Streets newsletter
- An invitation to the autumn Green Streets Garden Party, where the City celebrates the achievements of Green Streets volunteers
- Access to the expertise of mentor gardeners with the Master Gardeners Association of BC
Planting a Green Streets garden
Most Green Streets gardens come planted by the City with drought-tolerant and some evergreen plants for year-round interest. Garden design support is also available to Green Streets gardeners.