2011 was a record year for new community gardens in Vancouver, with the City announcing that 405 new garden plots were created in Vancouver last year, putting the City well on its way to achieving 5,000 garden plots by 2020.
The City of Vancouver, together with Evergreen and students from Simon Fraser Elementary School, today announced plans to create 11 new garden plots in the City Hall community garden, due in part to the growing wait list.
“As part of our efforts to become the world’s greenest city, we have a goal of 5,000 garden plots in Vancouver by 2020,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We’re seeing enormous demand for garden plots across the city, with growing waitlists, increasing interest from community groups, and neighbourhoods seeking out new opportunities for local food. It's great to see that 2011 was our best year yet.