Fresh produce from the VJCG ready to go to the Kitchen. Rainbow carrots, kale, green onions, bok choy.

Get ready for spring with the Vancouver Jewish Community Garden

The Spring Equinox is right around the corner and the Vancouver Jewish Community Garden is officially ready for its 2024 season!

With all the City of Vancouver permits and inspections now complete, Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish Family Services, and Vancouver Talmud Torah will be able to plan programming in the garden to cultivate the overlapping missions of these agencies. We’re looking forward to hosting and participating in diverse events and activities that will take advantage of this beautiful space.

During the colder months, many of the plants in the garden were dormant, though garlic shoots provided a bit of greenery. Garden activity has continued: plants were mulched, trees were pruned, and the last of the carrots and kale were harvested thanks to numerous JFS volunteers, VTT groups, and CBI Hebrew School and Chai School students.

Garden Guardians

Looking to get involved in the garden this year? Join Maggie for these upcoming opportunities:

Garden cleanup (raking and composting leaf litter, weeding beds):

  • Thursday, March 14th, (1pm-3pm)
  • Sunday, March 17th, (10am-12pm)

Spreading soil (shoveling and transporting to beds in a wheelbarrow):

  • Thursday, March 21st, (10am-12pm)
  • Sunday, March 24th, (10am-12pm)

Not available for these opportunities? Maggie will have regular volunteer opportunities in the garden for tasks such as planting, harvesting, and weeding.

Email Maggie at [email protected] to sign up for volunteer email updates.

What a Year!

The inaugural year of the Vancouver Jewish Community Garden was an inspiring journey of growth. The garden offered meaningful ways to connect with nature and address food security in our community, and allowed members of the community to come together and work collaboratively.

As we reflect on the accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned, it is evident that this endeavor has not only yielded bountiful harvests but has also sown the seeds for a more resilient, healthier, and tightly-knit community.

Looking ahead, we're excited to expand on the values that drove the garden’s creation and continue to cultivate not just the soil but the bonds that make our community garden a thriving testament to the power of collaboration and stewardship.

Four volunteers standing in the garden together smiling. One of the volunteers is holding a basket of apples that were just picked from the many apple trees in the garden.

Help Us Grow!

To ensure the blooming vitality of this space we need the ongoing support of our entire community. Support the VJCG and make a meaningful impact today.

Donate to help us grow!


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