Laura, our Garden Coordinator, is stepping down to pursue her new ecological landscaping business.
This means we’re looking for people like YOU to help keep the garden going!
Are you interested in being part of the Ocean Veggies Garden team? Do you like media, outreach, garden design, or education?
Or maybe you live in Sechelt and just want to water the garden once or twice a week?
Contact email@example.com to join our team!
The Ocean Vegetables Community Garden is a free-to-harvest community garden at the corner of Ocean and Dolphin St in Sechelt, founded by Donald Robb in 2013.
We aim to provide a safe, vibrant, and inclusive gathering space. The beds are supported by volunteers: usually local residents, often seniors.
The food is free for passerby to munch on, and the community shares the responsibility for caring for it.
There are many ways that you can participate, including volunteering, taking a leadership role, coming to a work party, or simply enjoying the harvest!
Currently, we are featuring Tuesday evening mentorships from 5pm – 7pm, where we steward the gardens and otherwise just have a blast!
After creating a garden along the street outside of his house in Sechelt, Don saw people engaging with the garden and felt inspired to create a public food growing space.
He approached the district of Sechelt and they offered him land for a lease of $1/ year to create a community garden. With the support of many local organizations, Don led the construction.
Chris Hergesheimer coordinated the gardens for the first year while Esco Goodwin created the primary design and led the installation of the first 26 beds.
In 2014, Chris stepped down and Kym Chi stepped in. She led the second phase of design with 6 more garden beds and the creation of a community cob bench led by Amanda-Rae Hergesheimer and a team of amazing natural builders.
In 2015 Laura Walker took over coordinating, in time for the Sechelt Rotary Club to donate an additional 6 garden boxes.
Organizations that have supported the garden include:
There have been a number of visions for the future of the garden, including a community food forest and space for local organizations and schools to steward beds.
The only thing Ocean Vegetables needs is a strong leader to bring one of these visions to life. Could you be that leader? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and find out!