Soil for new community gardens

Free compost is available to help new community gardens grow.

We are pleased to provide up to 8 m3 (10 yd3) of gardening soil or compost at no cost to qualifying new or expanding community gardens.

To be eligible to receive soil, community gardens must:

  • Be located in Vancouver
  • Be new (built in the current year) or undergoing significant expansion in the current year
  • Have a focus on growing food
  • Be able to receive a minimum delivery of 4 m3 ​​​​​​(5 yd3) of soil

Priority projects

In allocating funding for this program, we give priority to community gardens that:

  • Are stewarded by a social serving or environmental 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

To apply for a delivery of soil, please complete the form below and staff will be in touch shortly.​​​​​​​

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.