Following discussion with the Anglican Diocese of BC, we are able to continue our St. George's Community Garden in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The British Columbia Provincial Health Officer has communicated that even during these times of preventative measures, healthy individuals are allowed outside for exercise and fresh air providing recommended social distancing rules are followed. In light of this statement and in recognition of the physical and psychological benefits of being outside and gardening, our Community Garden is accessible to Community Garden members providing the following rules are followed:
We know that these are difficult times for us all. Please know that we extend our thoughts and prayers for your well-being, and contact us if you have any questions or require clarification.
Behind the church building you will find our Community Garden. There are 23 garden plots, 21 of which are available for annual rental by parishioners and community members on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the year starts Feb. 1, and preference is given to previous renters to renew their plots, before the remainder are made available. The other plots include a flower plots for Chancel Guild, a plot for our annual Plant Sale at the Family Fun Day, and three communal plots where we grow strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb to be enjoyed by all members of the Community Garden. Individuals are welcome to become a Community Garden Member, even if they are not currently renting a plot, and share in camaraderie and the fruit production in the communal plots.
This garden is funded by an anonymous donation earmarked specifically for growing vegetables, by annual fees from plot renters, and by the Diocese of BC Visioning Fund. Garden members adhere to the “St George's Parish Community Garden Rules and Guidelines”. Interested in joining? To enquire about garden plot availability and/or to get on the waiting list, please email us.