2,029 Urban Gardens

Vancouver set a goal of creating 2,010 food gardens around the city by the time of the 2010 Olympics, and managed to reach that number (and a little more).

The initiative includes private and public land, including a number of community gardens.

Trevor Crawley writes, "Gardeners interested in using publicly owned land, such as park space, must be part of a non-profit society and be caretakers of the gardens to have access to the land.

Public response for community gardens has been overwhelming and interested veggie-growers are being put on waiting lists from various non-profit groups that maintain gardens across the city, said Pask."

Community gardens get assistance from the city through irrigation hookups and disposing of weeds and clippings.

Full Story: City program sprouts food garden bonanza

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