A community space tackling food insecurity
while enhancing community engagement.
News and Updates
UBC Environmental Education students worked with families with kids under the age of 6 on physical literacy and nature education. They had 4 sessions in the Riley Park Community Garden learning about compost and planted a few vegetables. If you have an idea for education or workshops in the Fieldhouse or using the Community Garden, apply online to use our space.
Built by Robin Hastings (our Bartlett Tree Expert on the right), the Produce Library invites community members to help themselves to produce left in this space. Selina Pope, beside Robin on the right, led the Work Party to harvest the fall planted crops.
A big thank you to Farmer Chris of One Love Farm who donated the plants and worked with us on their planting. Marta Ramos, our Newcomer Community Kitchen coordinator (on the left) is most grateful to use the produce from the garden in her program.
Community Garden Events
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 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 and to store garden tools.
The Riley Park Fieldhouse is 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.