November 13, 2012

My Little Secret Garden in a not so Secret Community Garden

One of the best things that happened to me since I moved to Vancouver was definitely the community garden plot that we got! It's at this amazing community garden about 15 minutes away from where we live. It's incredibly huge and feels like an oasis when you enter the garden. One part (where our plot is) is wheelchair accessible! The other part which is surrounded by trees isn't too wheelchair accessible but when you're in that area, you almost forget that you're even in a city. It's an amazing place, and we have baby eagles! It has been a bit over a year since we got our plot and it has been such a learning process, and a fun one at that. I think that next year we will be a bit better at organizing all our food and more spot on when it comes to timing (for planting).

It's late fall now, which means our garden is quite wet. It's dark by the time we manage to get to the garden. Much less is growing but we still have some kale, chard, green onions, and radishes growing... along with some cute stray mushrooms. We planted our garlic the other month and are looking forward to see them poke out by late Spring.

The pictures are from Summer when our garden was bursting, everything was growing at such a fast speed. We were almost struggling to keep up with all the food and coming up with different recipes in order to not let anything go to waste. I'm excited for next Spring, but fall is my favourite season so I will continue to enjoy the quiet at the garden.

Click on the image to see a bigger size, the garden is ridiculously huge (see the woods in the back, it goes beyond that! This image is only a 1/3 of the garden, if even.) Our plot is the one in the middle, it's in the shape of an E!

[chard, a lovely radish, and kale with a Maya working in the background]

[green onions, parsley, chives]


  1. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you'd stop by and follow me back.


    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for the follow and just followed you back. :)

  2. That looks fantastic! What nice thing to do as a community too.
    I'll be moving soon, and though I won't have a garden, I have big plans of fitting some urban gardening in wherever I can.

    Anyway, nice to meet you! And good luck with your, I see, brand new blog:D

    1. Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to meet you too!

      We're moving too in the next few months and are not too sure if we will still live near the community garden. If not, we might have to give it up. Hopefully not though! But we also have plans for a balcony garden if we end up having a balcony. I've been pinteresting as many small balcony garden set-ups as possible!