The Kitsilano Community Centre Collab Garden sprouted in June 2014 and is a beautiful green space to educate and inspire community through collaborative learning, growing and sharing.
The garden cascades along the south wall of the rink, between the sidewalk along Larch and the parking lot. It includes a shady zone near Larch Street where informal seating invites visitors to linger, seven raised beds on three different levels that produce flowers, herbs, and vegetables, and three rocky slopes and the area along the rink wall that grow herbs, pollinator-friendly flowers and fruit-bearing shrubs and trees, all separated by wood chip paths.
The garden is as much about growing community and individuals as it is about growing plants. Anyone is welcome use the informal seating area to chat with others, greet the volunteers who maintain the garden, or appreciate the miracles of nature in quiet contemplation. You may want to bring a camera, sketch book or note pad in case the garden inspires your creativity.
If you would like to participate in a more hands-on way, here are the answers to questions people who considering it often ask.