Community gardens add beauty to streets of Vancouver

A Green Streets community garden on Heather Street and West 20th Ave.

Over the past sixteen years, Green Streets, a project sponsored by the City of Vancouver, has been giving Vancouver residents the opportunity to sponsor a community garden in their neighbourhood, adding community scenery for all residents to enjoy and giving people in apartments and townhouses the opportunity to garden.

“Residents appreciate the beauty the gardens add to their street,” said Erin MacDonald, Green Streets Coordinator. “They love to see their neighbours out tending the plants. The gardens often become a point of interaction in the community and bring neighbours together.”

There are over 325 gardens in Vancouver that are currently being sponsored by group or individual, alongside an additional 200 gardens still looking for community sponsors.

According to Green Street’s website, gardens can be located anywhere in Vancouver, as long as they are approved by the Green Streets project, and are taken care of by a community sponsor.

Community sponsors are responsible for weeding and watering the gardens planted by the city, but also have the opportunity to add more plants, and make the garden more vibrant and colourful.

Below are photographs of some of the Green Streets Community Gardens in Vancouver.

WEST 16TH AVE AND HEATHER STREET:

W 20TH AVE AND HEATHER STREET:

22ND AVE AND HEATHER STREET

17TH AVE AND ASH STREET


 

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