Soil for new community gardens

Free compost is available to help new community gardens grow.

Funding for soil purchases is available for qualifying food-growing community gardens that are new or are being significantly upgraded.

To apply for funding, complete the form below. Priority will be given to community gardens that:

  • Are new
  • Are growing food
  • Are stewarded by a social serving non-profit organization
  • Support community access and inclusion
  • Establish community connections
  • Build knowledge and skills
  • Are open to the public to visit and get involved

The Park Board does not provide soil or compost donations for parks.

Learn more about community gardens

Community gardens and orchards

Find community garden locations, resources, and information on how to create new gardens.

Compost soil

The Vancouver Landfill composting facility creates compost from yard trimmings for sale and donation. You may pick up compost from the landfill.