Share Your Yard with the EGP

Grow With the Edible Garden Project

2015 Season – Join Our Waiting List

We’re at capacity for the 2015 season, but if you contact us we can put you on our waiting list. We’ll be in touch in the fall! Email info@ediblegardenproject.com

The Edible Garden Project (EGP) grows food in community gardens, on boulevards, in public right-of-ways, and in people’s front and back yards. Every space is a possible veggie plot with the right mix of sun, soil, and care; our team of amazing volunteers works hard to tend these gardens and harvest food to share with people in need in our community. As our programs and volunteer base grows, we are open to working with additional garden space. If you have garden space that you do not use, the EGP may be able to cultivate it into a food garden.

If you’re interested in working with us, let’s find a time to meet and see your space. You will have a chance to meet the EGP coordinator and the volunteers who will be tending to the garden. You are not required to spend anytime in the garden, but you are welcome to join us. All the produce grown will be donated to those in need in the area.

How to Share Your Yard with the EGP

To be considered for cultivation, garden spaces must have good light exposure, access to water and good soil quality.  If you’ve got space to share and want it to flourish as a garden, please send an email to info@ediblegardenproject.com with the following information:

  • Approximately how big it is (either yard you want us to use or garden space that already exists)
  • How much sun does it get?
  • What is the current state? Garden beds or grass?
  • Is there water access?
  • Are you comfortable with volunteers visiting the garden during the day weekdays/weekends? All volunteers receive training and a criminal record check
Once we determine if the space is suitable for a garden, we will determine if we have the volunteer capacity in your area to support a new garden. Start the conversation by contacting us!
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    One Response to “Share Your Yard with the EGP”

    1. Donna Breese October 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

      I have a large yard in Dundarauve in West Vancouver. It s currently covered in grass and has recently been destroyed by chafer beetles. We have always considered turning the entire lawn into a vegetable garden. It is a very large space with lots of sun and a sprinkling system in place. We are contemplating covering the entire area with cardboard for the winter months and then bring in some soil for spring. Would love to chat live about considering it for the edible garden project. Your thoughts.

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