Produce Box Program: This is a community-run program aimed at increasing accessibility of fruits and veggies to encourage healthy eating. The sign-up form can be found on the website’s home page every Saturday, and pickup happens on Wednesday between 12:00-1:30pm at 2670 Victoria Drive. The produce box includes 7-9 different fruits and vegetables, and may include extra donated items from our wholesaler. Anyone can sign up! The cost is $0-10 sliding scale depending on what you are able to afford. This is a self-selecting system and shoppers do not need to explain the rate they choose, we trust that people understand their own circumstances and income and can participate in contributing a fair and realistic amount for themselves.
Seedy Saturday at Kensington Library: In collaboration with the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library, we started a seed sharing library in the fall of 2013. Throughout each growing season, we will be hosting gardening workshops on a variety of topics. So far, our workshops have covered seed saving, starting from seed, specialty gardening, companion planting, and permaculture. Check out the Seedy Saturday events at: http://www.vpl.ca/location/kensington-branch
Kingcrest Community Garden: The Cedar Cottage Food Network worked with local residents and the Park Board to develop and build a community garden at Kingcrest Park at Knight and Kingsway in the fall of 2014. The garden has 30 plots and 3 accessible beds. We grow seed for the Seed Library inside the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. E-mail kingcrestgarden[at]gmail[dot]com to put your name on the waitlist for a plot.
Intergenerational Garden Project: Connecting youth and seniors through gardens. For youth interested in learning how to grow their own food, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Intergenerational Garden Project is on halt due to COVID-19, please check back in early 2022.
Copley Community Orchard: Copley Community Orchard is the neighbourhood urban orchard that we have partnered with to offer programs that address food security, build the community, and keep the orchard a healthy green space.
Medicine Wheel Garden at John Hendry Park: A learning garden where we grow native and medicinal plants for the community.
Community Yard Share:
The Cedar Cottage Yard Share Project aims to connect yard owners and volunteer gardeners to increase the capacity of neighbourhood residents to grow and share fresh food and to build food-growing and gardening skills. Your feedback will help us identify the needs and barriers of potential participants, particularly seniors and BIPOC. Please fill out the survey here.