IMG_1714Community gardens are definitely the new craze, but this one is here to stay, and it’s time for you to jump on board if you haven’t already! There are numerous benefits for both individuals and societies in general. Some of these include the ability to meet new people, a sense of community ownership and stewardship, access to healthier food and much more. But that’s not all – click here to read about the 36 benefits of community gardens.

Can You Dig It invites you, community garden members and lovers, to be part of its Community Garden Coalition. This is a series of events for community gardening enthusiasts to connect, learn and share best practices about creating community gardens that are inclusive, safe and participatory. The goal is to create an environment where members of the community can connect and host events together outside of growing food. These events are self-managed, and therefore include fundraising aspects, planning for the future and relevant governance. Participants in the coalition are exposed to many opportunities, such as organized food donations, a garden buddy system, plot use, education on best practices for gardening and gardening support.

Five sharing events have been organized throughout April, May and June. All events take place from 7-9pm. Each session features a guest speaker from the community garden community, graphic facilitation, and time to connect with others.

Join us at one of the upcoming events:

  • Thursday, May 15th with Ladybug C.G. | The Hub – 251 East 11th Ave, Vancouver
  • Thursday, May 22nd with Stride C.G. | Stride Community School – 7014 Stride Ave, Vancouver
  • Thursday, June 5th with Village Vancouver | McBride Fieldhouse – 2250 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
  • Thursday, June 12th with Food for Thought | Alexandra Neighbourhood House – 2916 McBride Ave, Surrey

IMG_1733Can You Dig It (CYDI) is an initiative by posAbilities that supports communities to create welcoming and inclusive food-growing gardens where everyone belongs. Currently in our 5th growing season, CYDI has been engaged in the creation of 36 gardens throughout the Lower Mainland.