The Pine Street Community Gardens, established in 2006, runs for two blocks along side the railroad tracks on West 6th Avenue between Fir and Burrard. The western block of the gardens, what we call the Orchard Side, is one of Vancouver’s only urban orchards, featuring apple, pear, plum and many other varieties of fruit trees. The east block, or Garden Side, of the gardens is home to over 40 vegetable and garden plots. We are excited to be part of the Kitsilano community and we welcome everyone to use our newly created public garden space.
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A Bit of Dirt on our Garden
It wasn’t too long ago that blackberry bushes and wild grasses covered the area that is now home to the 45 garden plots and 27 orchard plots we call the Pine Street Community Gardens. We are one of the newest community gardens in Vancouver, becoming a non- profit Society in 2006. Our board consists of 5 volunteer board members, several subcommittees and a team of dedicated garden volunteers. The City of Vancouver installed a water hook-up for us in the spring of 2007. We now have a waterline system that runs water within feet of each garden plot. Our gardens are home to two honeybee hives, a communal compost and one of Vancouver’s only orchard garden projects. We are happy to be a part of the Kitsilano community and encourage you to enjoy our gardens as much as we do.
The Pine Street Community Garden Society works . . .
- to support urban agriculture by creating a public garden space for members to grow a decorative and/or edible garden.
- to foster a sense of community and to develop a public gathering place through gardening and garden related events.
- to provide educational opportunities to learn about urban agriculture in an interactive garden environment.