As a member of the Vancouver Neighborhood Food Network, we are a grassroots network of people, organizations and agencies collaborating on food initiatives. Our work is to ensure access to healthy, culturally appropriate and sustainable food for all community members.
Our garden is envisioned to create community space and social cohesion through participation, education and events. We promote food security by supporting neighbourhood organizations and charities with the food grown by our volunteers.
Within the Riley Park Community Garden, the Shed is an outbuilding that supports the Riley Park Community Garden as a vehicle for community residents to meet, learn, teach, store and create. It represents the Greenest City Action Plan to demonstrate re-purposed materials, rainwater harvesting and collection, renewable energy with wind and solar power, have an outdoor fridge for Produce Exchange, a portable cooking/ kitchen, and to store garden tools.
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The Riley Park Fieldhouse Collective is located in the Fieldhouse at the corner of 32nd and Quebec. Little Mountain Neighbourhood House was given space in the fieldhouse by the Vancouver Parks Board in exchange for providing workshops, educational sessions and community meetings. The education plan is meant to bring community into a shared space, fostering social connections among community members. Activities within this space will support the core vision to improve food security, ecological sustainability and community engagement.
Join us to create how we will work together to build a garden and community.
There are many ways community members can get involved in Riley Park - the Community Garden, our Fieldhouse Education Program and special events. Click here to see the Minutes of past meetings. They include:
- General Garden Meetings.
- The Serviceable Shed Project: Funded by Neighbourhood Matching Funds. All recycled, repurposed, eco-friendly sourced materials.
- Salon Style Gatherings: an alternative discussing philosophy, intent and working in groups.
- Other: If you have an idea on how we can reach out to more community members, please let us know.
- Click Here to see the guidelines for our meetings.