Have you thought of joining a community garden to grow your own vegetables? Community gardens are more than just places to grow healthy vegetables. They also promote community building, create local green spaces, reduce crime, and more. All community gardens in Vancouver are administered by local community groups.
Here are a few examples in the Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood:
Mount Pleasant Community Garden (W. 16th Ave and Ontario) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea Swamp Park Community Garden (E. 15th Ave and Sofia) email@example.com
Robson Park Community Garden (E. 14th Ave and Kingsway) firstname.lastname@example.org
To get a plot in a garden near you, locate the garden you are interested in joining in your neighbourhood, and then contact them directly. You may need to add your name to a waiting list since there are many more people interested in garden plots than there is space available so start making your contact soon.