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agricultural community garden

Expression of interest for urban agriculture initiatives

Urban agriculture creates vibrant gathering spaces, enhances biodiversity, supports local food resiliency, and promotes social inclusion.

To better support urban agriculture, we're inviting community groups and individuals to help identify potential new urban agriculture initiatives that they would like to establish on City of Vancouver or Park Board land in 2020 and continue to steward over the long term.

Expression of interest process

Process Date
Pre-application deadline June 15
Invitation to application July 5

Application deadline: We'll work with candidates to outline their ideas fully and finalize site design.

August 15

Application approval: Each garden design or plan will need to be approved by City Council or the Vancouver Park Board.

Fall 2019

Garden build: We'll help prepare the garden sites, including land clearing, water hook-up, and first year’s soil. Gardeners can then complete the garden build, such as garden beds, shed, fencing, and so on.

Fall 2019/spring 2020

Resources

Understand our urban agriculture and community garden policies and guidelines to successfully organize, plan, and build.

Contact communitygardens@vancouver.ca for more information or with any questions about the application process.

Considerations for new projects

When reviewing expressions of interest, we'll consider the following:

Pre-application

We'll review pre-applications and provide applicants with comments on any issues that may impact the project. Pre-applications will be accepted until June 15.

Successful pre-applicants will be invited to submit a full application.

 All questions are required unless marked optional.