Upcoming events

17 Sep 2015 6:00 PM (PDT) • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1Y4
24 Sep 2015 6:00 PM (PDT) • 650 W 57th Ave, Vancouver
10 Oct 2015 1:00 PM (PDT) • Queen Elizabeth Elementary School - 4102 16 Ave W, Vancouver, BC

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Demonstration Gardens

SPEC coordinates and maintains gardens throughout schools in Vancouver.  We also manage other growing spaces. 

Cambie Square Communal Garden

The Cambie Square Communal Garden is a communally-run demonstration garden, located on the southwest corner of Cambie and 10th Avenue (see map below). There are no individual plots. Rather, all volunteers share in the planning, planting, harvesting and maintenance of the garden. Our volunteers come from many backgrounds; some are experienced gardeners and some are new to gardening. We all share a keen interest in growing food, maintaining biodiversity and creating sustainable systems.


Some techniques employed in the garden include vertical gardening, companion planting, square foot gardening and mulching. We also incorporate flowering plants to encourage and increase the pollinator population in the garden. We have partnered with the City Hall Childcare Society in the past, engaging children in garden care.


Follow our Garden Blog

Read the latest on what's happening in the garden on SPEC's Gardens Blog.


Volunteers Wanted

Anyone interested in this style of gardening are most welcome to join us. You do not need to be an experienced gardener to help out. We meet Sunday mornings, rain or shine (usually 10am-noon), during the gardening season. Please contact the email below if you are dropping by.

To get involved, contact cambiesqvol@gmail.com

Garden Location

Here's the garden from a bird's eye view. You can see the boxes on the West side of the big square of lawn.



You can also submit a general volunteer application and receive regular email updates on all our volunteer opportunities.

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