FAQ

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please have a look at our Constitution, Bylaws, and Gardening Policies. If your question still isn’t answered, you can email us at villagecommunitygardens@gmail.com.

1. How can I get a garden?

The initial allocation of plots is now complete. Eighty-seven applications were received, and a lottery was held on September 19, 2011 to select the successful applicants. The lottery was organized by the Directors of the Village on False Creek Community Garden Society and was overseen by a representative of the City of Vancouver and an observer of the Court-appointed Receiver for Millennium, Ernst & Young, was present.Please read our Gardening Policies (including our Garden Member Agreement) and our How to Apply page.

If you are interested in gardening in the future, you can be placed on our wait list. Please see How to Apply for details.

2. Will more plots become available?

At this time there are no plans to expand the garden. Please see the City of Vancouver’s page about community gardens to learn more about other gardens in the vicinity of The Village on False Creek.

3. If I don’t get a plot this year, should I reapply next year?

There is no need to reapply; your name will be held on the wait list in the order in which your email application was received. When other gardeners decide to give up their plots, residents on the wait list will be contacted in order to see if they would still like to have a garden.

4. How much does it cost?

A small fee will be charged each year and will be outlined in the current Member Agreement, to cover the cost of bed maintenance, compost, insurance, and tool replacement. The Society may change this annual fee as necessary to cover all costs.