The AGM will be held as a Zoom meeting on Wednesday March 9th 2022 at 7 pm. Members will be sent the Agenda and the sign in details for Zoom, 2 weeks before the meeting.
Nature in the cityscape !! Read this news item on how green-scapes as opposed to asphalt and hard surfaces help mitigate floods. Also, there is a map of road and sidewalk covered hidden streams here in Vancouver. https://globalnews.ca/news/8405531/sponge-design-resilient-cities-flooding/
The final phase of the Cypress native plant and pollinator project was celebrated on Aug 27. The butterflies have now gone into winter hibernation; they will re-emerge next spring. Please stop by Section 3 to see the signboard to learn what plants to add in order to bring food and shelter for butterfly larvae and adults. […]
Thank you to Community Gardeners An ocean of gratitude to all the wonderful people who tend their plots in the community gardens along the Arbutus Greenway in Kitsilano–Maple Community Garden, Cypress Community Garden and Pine Street Garden. Your dedication and care keeps producing bounty and beauty , despite this year’s challenges of heat and lack […]
Meet the newest addition to the Cypress Community Garden, a special native plant garden in section 3. This small section of BC plants can support native butterflies from eggs to adults. The project is part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s national Butterflyway program. Volunteer Lee Anne Smith is the butterfly ranger for this project. Lee Anne lives at […]
The Environmental Youth Alliance which engages youth in the Downtown Eastside in environmental stewardship has just launched its annual Native Plant Fundraiser – an opportunity to receive a bundle of youth-grown native plants while supporting the Alliance’s free land-based education programs, engaging hundreds of youth each year. This year there are 5 options of plant bundles […]
All seeds for sale are certified organic and were grown and saved at the UBC Farm. Purchasers will need to come to the Farm in person, during a designated pick-up window, to pick-up the seed order https://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/event/29330/
Cypress Community Garden’s Annual General Meeting will be held March 9 2021 at 7 pm.. Due to Covid-19 and restrictions on group meetings, the AGM will be held on Zoom with gardeners having the option of phoning into the meeting. Details will be sent to garden members shortly on how to sign in and attend.
The Local Food Action Plan Shape Your City survey, is open now for feedback about the update of the plan. The survey will be open until Thursday, January 28 2021. The survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete. To contribute to the survey go to: https://shapeyourcity.ca/local-food-action-plan
The Province has designated community gardens as an essential food and agriculture service provider during the COVID-19 response. This includes shared gardens that are on public, private and school district land. See the BC Centre for Disease Control web site at http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/community-settings/community-gardens The Guidelines for working in the Community Garden are on the website and […]