About this project
We have established Burnaby’s first community garden in a City park at Greentree Village Park. For this pilot project, we are working with Urban Bounty, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to community food security.
This pilot community garden enables residents to grow healthy food, flowers and other plants, on registered garden plots. We’ll be using this pilot project to refine and improve our community gardens program before introducing gardens into other Burnaby parks.
We’ve designed the space with accessibility in mind - the pilot garden includes 6 raised beds, which are easier for gardeners of all abilities to use. We’ve also ensured that a portion of the plots will be reserved for local community groups.
Garden plots are administered by Urban Bounty. All openings for garden plots are currently filled. To add your name to the Waitlist, visit the link below to be contacted when a plot becomes available.
Questions and answers
Greentree Community Garden currently has 32 total garden plots in 3 different sizes:
- 8 large (10x12’) plots – $90/year
- 18 medium (6x10’) plots – $60/year
- 6 accessible raised-bed plots (3x12’) – $30/year
For this pilot program, the City has provided the space for the community garden in Greentree Village Park and constructed the garden facility. Urban Bounty is responsible for the garden’s day-to-day operations. This includes:
- overseeing plot rentals
- processing yearly renewals
- maintaining the waitlist for the gardens
- conducting reviews of garden site 3 times a year to ensure rules are followed by all gardeners in order to maintain the gardens as vibrant, safe, community spaces
- ensuring that all community gardeners use organic growing methods that reduce impacts on the local ecosystem
- collecting feedback from gardeners and the broader community to carry out future projects and programs
- maintaining shared tools that are stored in locked tool sheds at each site (ie wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, spading forks, and some hand tools)
Plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for Burnaby residents. Please note that plot allotments are made on August 30 and the annual fee must be paid by 11:59 pm on September 1 in order to complete registration. If payment is not made on time, the offer will expire, and the next applicant in line will receive an allotment.
Once the plots have all been allotted, applications will go to a waitlist. When a plot becomes available, the first on the waitlist will have 5 business days to accept the allotment before it passes to the next-highest applicant on the waitlist.
You must have a Burnaby home address in order to register for a plot. Please note that garden plots are limited to one per Burnaby household.
Gardeners are able to enjoy their plots for up to 3 years, with an annual fee payable based on plot size. At the end of a 3-year term, plot holders will move to the waitlist if they would like to keep participating. Please note that in order to retain a plot, the holder must regularly use it; unused and idle plots will receive a check-in from Urban Bounty before being forfeited.