Welcome to Season 2024

Quote of the Month:

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. - Alfred Austin

Over 55 Gardeners at 2024 AGM

Thank you to all gardeners who attended. We had a full agenda and lively participation. Our president, Rita Langrova, opened the meeting with a land acknowledgement and we moved quickly through formalities to the President's Report ...keep reading the 2024 AGM Highlights here.
The questions from the AGM Chat and their answers appear here.

History has Been Made

On January 29 at 9:20 am, the past president, the president, the vice-president and our treasurer solemnly filed the Name Change Special Resolution result with BC Societies Online.
Coquitlam River Community Garden Society
is now our official name.

Thank you to all, who participated in this lengthy process.

What our New Name Means to Me

By Ginny Wilson, our past president

For over 25 years, I have been saying “I belong to Colony Farm Community Gardens”. Now I must shift gears and say “I belong to Coquitlam River Community Garden.” But what does this new name mean to me?

What does the Coquitlam River have to do with our garden? Everything! We are located on the floodplain of the river which has sustained life in the watershed for a very long time. Our clay and silt soils were renewed whenever the river flooded. Our fertile river soils give us all our flowers and veggies. Veggies which we eat, and which become us.

The Coquitlam River and our Community. Without our members, our garden would be nothing. Our community is like the river which gathers its water from streams and creeks from all the way up in the mountains, just as we gather our members, each with our own origins, culture, traditions and history, from many places around the globe. Like the water in the river, we “flow” together in the community garden to make something much bigger than the sum of us.
What does our new name mean to you? How will you “shift gears”?

Offer your thoughts here.

We need Your Help!

Ready to roll up your sleeves and work?

Click here to view the tasks' list.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to help.

Upcoming Events

Sun. April 14 12:30-2:30pm Chilli Contest, Seed Sale, Membership cards, Dahlia Demo and Exchange, Job Fair..Details TBA
Sun. April 28 1 - 3 pm First work party and Waste Wood Bin-loading

We acknowledge that we garden on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation). We thank the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm who continue to live on these lands and care for them, along with the waters and all that is above and below.

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