Alma TEMPORARY COMMUNITY GARDEN

The Alma Temporary Community Garden is a temporary growing space in the Point Grey neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The garden is located at the corner of Alma St. and 10th Ave. West. The temporary growing space will be assembled in April 2017 and will have 100 community garden beds, in addition to seating, garden art and a fruit tree! This allotment garden is for community members to grow food and flowers. This temporary garden installation is managed by Shifting Growth.

Stay up to date with The Alma Temporary Community Garden News Blog/Page! (Click here)

 

To contact the garden manager of The Alma Temporary Community Garden, please email: garden@shiftinggrowth.com


Garden Map & Gardener Plot Allocation


garden Waitlist!

What a response from the Alma community! We are at capacity with the garden and the garden is full :) Turn-over occurs, so join the waitlist, sign-up online here.

sign-up Garden Waitlist

 

New Gardener FAQ

1) How do i join? Just follow this link and signup online!

2) Who can join the garden? Anyone! We aim to create an accessible, welcoming space for all community members to participate. 

3) What does it mean to 'join' the Alma Temporary Community Garden? Each new gardener can sign-up to use 1-3 garden beds to grow food and flowers. Each bed is 4'x3.3' = 13 sq. ft growing space/bed. Each garden bed is $15/year/bed. This includes: Access to great soil in a raised bed, water access (garden hoses) and monthly emails and updates. Please let us know if the annual Garden Fees are restrictive, we aim to create an accessible growing space for all community members.

4) How long will the garden last? We take each year growing season by growing season and we'll be sure to let any gardeners know about future plans for the property.

Any more questions, please contact: garden@shiftinggrowth.com


Project Sponsor

The sponsor for the Alma Temporary Community Garden is Landa, a Vancouver-based development company creating ambitious and innovative buildings in the city. 

As builders and visionaries of urban space, Landa believes the transformation of empty lot to community garden will make a positive impact on the neighbourhood. The beautification of this long-dormant site will bring people and nature together in a way that will serve the Kitsilano community, and it will bring a new vitality to the corner of 10th & Alma. For Landa, it's an opportunity to get to know the community and to witness how changes to the urban landscape can make a difference. 


Alma & 10th History

The corner of Alma & 10th was once home to a service station (Esso), a financial institution (Toronto Dominion Bank), an auto shop (Gordon's Auto Imports) and a thrift store (Ye Olde Comfort Shoppe).  Past Alma Street, Broadway takes over from 10th Avenue as one of Vancouver's major thoroughfares. 


Before Garden

After Garden Installation

Stay up to date with The Alma Community Garden News Blog/Page! (Click here)

To contact the garden manager of The Alma Temporary Community Garden, please email: garden@shiftinggrowth.com