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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Get Ready to Garden!

The trees are in bloom and flowers are peeking their heads out! With spring around the corner, it's time to get ready to garden!

Sharing Backyards Burnaby

One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land -- but many people with yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare! Sharing Backyards links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food. If you have a garden and want to share it with someone, or if you are looking for a space to garden, Sharing Backyards is for you.

How do I register for the program?

Our Sharing Backyards program, in its second year, is now underway!

Head to our Sharing Backyards page for more details on the program and registration process. To register, send us an email to get started!

Get Started

Want to get an idea of how our program works? Check out our feature post (leaflet, PDF). We also have a number of available gardens that we're currently looking to connect gardeners with!

North Burnaby: Two yards (one gardener each)
Burnaby Heights: One yard (one gardener)
Cariboo Hill: One yard (one gardener)
Edmonds (Goodlad Garden): Two to three plots

If you're looking for space or want to offer space in other parts of Burnaby, give us a shout! 

Volunteer School Garden Mentors

Looking to share your gardening experience?

We are looking for School Garden Mentors for the Youth Connection Project (funded by VanCity), a partnership between Burnaby Food First and Green Your City.

Garden mentors will work hands-on with Burnaby high school students in their school gardens to help make the gardens a success.

Burnaby Food First is looking for volunteers who are experienced gardeners and enjoy working with youth. Time commitment is flexible. A criminal record check is required.

For more information or to apply to volunteer, send us an email.

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