Interested in starting a community garden this year? Learn about how your garden will address food insecurity in our city. Registration Form here.

Our ‘The Plot Thickens’ Community Gardening Workshop will give you a good start! It will be given by A Rocha Canada’s experienced gardening friends, partners and trained community organizers. Vancouver ‘Plot Thickens’ Poster, May 5th 2012

Our workshop covers: gathering your garden team, generating excitement about a community project, managing plots, gardening how-tos, facing challenges and more. Participants will receive a community gardening manual, monthly gardening emails, an online space to connect and a webpage for profiling your new community garden. Our goal is to partner with you and your Christian community as you develop a garden to support local food production and facilitate community outreach.

Organizational Partner:

City Gate Leadership Forum as the main Coordinator of the Christian Food Security Network in Metro Vancouver wants to help you connect your garden to local organizations who could benefit from sharing your produce harvests.

City Gate Leadership Forum exists to inform, equip, and coordinate organizations and leaders for the spiritual and social renewal of Metro Vancouver, envisioning a future where the church is a valued leader in fostering vibrant, sustainable cities.

Contact:  T 604 484 8629,


We want to invite you to visit our A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Centre site in South Surrey, but we have a capacity of 25 people. The second option is in Vancouver (Victoria Dr. and East 12th ave.) on Saturday May 5th.

South Surrey: Brooksdale Environmental Centre 19353 16th Ave. Surrey.
Date/Time: Saturday April 28th, 2012, 9am-4pm

Urban location: Lakeview United Multicultural Church 2776 Semlin Dr., Vancouver (Victoria Dr. and East 12th ave.). Map
Date/Time: Saturday May 5th, 2012, 9am-4pm

Food: Lunch & refreshments provided. Please let us know about specific food needs.
Cost: $25 for single, or $20 per person for groups of 2 and more.  Includes garden manual and food (subsidies available).