Surrey Gardens’ Tour

Our community gardens are an important food asset to our communities and we want to share them with you. More and more people are interested in growing their own food and who doesn’t like fresh, local and nutritious veggies and fruit? Come out, meet other gardeners and celebrate.

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The seven local gardens listed below will be welcoming visitors on Saturday September 24. Someone will be on hand during the hours listed below to greet you, answer any questions and show you around.There are more than these seven gardens in South Surrey and White Rock but touring these will be a full day. Join us for some or all of the garden open houses and meet some other gardeners, learn about community gardens and how they work. .

Help us out by registering so we know how many to expect. You are welcome and can visit some or all of the gardens but remember, only during the hours listed will there be someone to greet you. Note that the Food for Thought garden is normally locked so to see it, best to come at the appointed time. Kingfisher will be hosted by the farm residents so the courtesy of sticking to the schedule there is appreciated.

Hours of hosting some history and location/parking information are here:

9:00 -10:00 – Alexandra House. Since 2012. There are small plots on Alexandra House property across Sullivan St. in Crescent Beach. Park on Sullivan Street.

Map location : https://goo.gl/maps/wrJ4dH5H9FK2

10:00 -11:00 – Dunsmuir Community Gardens – since 1975!  Located on the historic Dunsmuir Farm property now Surrey Parks. There are some125 large productive plots and the feel of a real “Jardin Familial”.  Park in the lot on the south of the rail track on Bayview St as you enter/leave Crescent Beach. It’s a 300 meter walk across the street and down Maple Ridge lane to the garden. Parking location:https://goo.gl/maps/BHQwzPYRFD12

11:00 -12:00 – Crescent Park Garden. Since 2016. One of our newest additions created through Alexandra House and Can You Dig It on land made available for community use by Crescent Housing Society. This site features garden plots and a spacious common area inside an expansive and partly treed property. Park in the tennis court parking lot off 128 next to the school. Map location:https://www.google.ca/maps/place/2480+128+St,+Surrey,+BC+V4A+3W3/@49.0475166,-122.8671172,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5485dcccac36819b:0xd2f8496fb457abda!8m2!3d49.0474244!4d-122.8673766?hl=en

12:30 – 1:30 – Food for Thought Community Garden – Since 2013. The garden is next to Sources South Surrey Food Bank at 2343 156 St. (next to the ambulance service). The Food Action Coalition and Can You Dig It with volunteers from KNV built this garden in 2013 when Sources relocated their food bank. The land is on an unused portion of property leased for Ambulance Services. Sources have a land use agreement with the BC government. There are 24 plots half of which are operated by South Surrey Garden Club volunteers who grow food for the food bank. Park at the food bank. Map Location:https://www.google.ca/maps/place/2343+156+St,+Surrey,+BC+V4A+4V5/@49.0441947,-122.7907017,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5485c4973f17136d:0x63f91e4abd3c34ca!8m2!3d49.0445465!4d-122.7905938?hl=en

1:30-2:30 – White Rock Community Garden in Centennial Park. 14732 Vine Ave in White Rock. Since 2010 the folks in White Rock have been gardening in this location. There are plans afoot to expand the garden into some adjacent space to give the gardeners on our waiting list a chance to grow. Park at the garden or adjacent city parking. Location:https://www.google.ca/maps/place/14732+Vine+Ave,+White+Rock,+BC+V4B+2T1/@49.0301191,-122.815054,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5485c370007e7dbb:0x94f9493101e2e8aa!8m2!3d49.03005!4d-122.814132?hl=en

2:30-3:30 – Kingfisher Farm Community Garden at 484-172 St in Surrey is also a new garden created by the generous residents of Kingfisher with a small City of Surrey community grant. There are 10 plots on the Kingfisher property that folks from nearby communities can access. A demonstration sub-irrigation bed that uses a water reservoir below the soil is also on display. Enter off 172 where you see the farm stand. Map location:https://www.google.ca/maps/place/484+172+St,+Surrey,+BC+V3S+9R3/@49.0126096,-122.7469322,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5485c411a32579d3:0xa0675aa4a303b1f!8m2!3d49.0108828!4d-122.7457134?hl=en

3:30-5:00 – The Plot in Newton at 13734-71 Ave just south of the Newton Arena – The Plot is Community Sharing Garden created this year – for this year only – on city land slated for “development”.  Don and Cora Li-Leger and a large cadre of local community volunteers have created a work of art under the banner of The Peoples Food Security Bureau. This project is without a doubt the most creative in our itinerary. A strong ethic of spirituality, community building and food security are its foundations. Location:https://www.google.ca/maps/place/13734+71+Ave,+Surrey,+BC+V3W+2K7/@49.1315257,-122.8424947,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5485da33aac200ff:0xb24d003909d2b9e6!8m2!3d49.13154!4d-122.841852?hl=en

Register through: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surrey-white-rock-garden-tours-tickets-26758800292?utm_term=eventurl_text

See you there.

WHENSaturday, 24 September 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) – Add to CalendarWHERE2916 McBride Ave – Surrey, BC V4A 3G2 – View Map

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