Community Gardens

Nanaimo Community GardensThe Nanaimo Community Gardens Society offers you a wide selection of vegetable plants grown organically by local community volunteers. Drop by their sales events with your gardening questions and knowledgeable volunteers will be happy to help you! Upcoming sale locations are as follows:

Pine Street Community Gardens, 271 Pine Street, Nanaimo (every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm until the end of June, 2009)

Bowen Road Farmer’s Market, Vancouver Island Exhibition grounds, Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo (Wednesdays May 13, 20, 27, and June 3 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm)

Nanaimo North Farmer’s Market, Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly Rutherford Mall), Rutherford Road and Hwy 19A (Saturdays May 23 and 30, 2009, from 9 am to 1 pm)

Wennberg Farm, corner of 14 Street and Cranberry Avenue, Nanaimo (Sundays May 24 and 31, 2009, from 10 am to 2 pm)

The production and sale of heritage vegetable plants is an exciting new social enterprise venture for Nanaimo Community Gardens Society that will help more people grow food locally by providing access to and preserving the diversity of heritage food plants, educating people how to grow food and save seeds, and funding other Society programs that help people increase their self-reliance in food.

You can help them promote their sales by taking orders from your friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, church congregation etc. With your help, the Society will keep expanding our community’s capacity to grow our own organic, non-genetically modified foods. Call 250-816-4769 if you can help staff their plant sales and share your gardening knowledge with customers in May and June.