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New community garden proposed in Yorkson

Residents invited to open house on Thursday, April 5

Yorkson may soon join a growing list of communities in the Township of Langley with community gardens.

The Township’s arts, culture and community initiatives division is proposing a community garden at Yorkson Community Park, 20542 84 Ave.

A community garden is a space where residents can collectively grow fruits, vegetables and other plants.

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Public feedback on the Yorkson proposal is being sought, and an open house is planned for Thursday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lynn Fripps Elementary, 20120 83 Ave.

Residents are encouraged to share their ideas for the concept plan. During the open house, a list will also be created of those interested in participating in the garden.

The Township currently lists seven other community gardens in the municipality, which are managed by local garden groups and the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS):

  • Aldergrove Community Garden (29 Avenue and 267B Street);
  • Derek Doubleday Arboretum Community Garden (21200 Block Fraser Highway);
  • Fort Langley Community Garden (St. Andrew’s Avenue and Nash Street);
  • Murrayville Community Garden (Old Yale Road and 224 Street);
  • Routley Community Garden (70 Avenue and 198A Street);
  • Topham Park Community Garden (91 Avenue and 216 Street);
  • Walnut Grove Community Garden (89 Avenue and Walnut Grove Drive).

Other community gardens managed by LEPS include:

  • Linwood Community Garden (201 Street and 55A Avenue);
  • Nikomekl Community Garden (20050 53 Ave.);
  • Trinity Western University Community Garden (7600 Glover Rd.);
  • U Grow Organic Community Garden (8181 252 St.);
  • Willoughby Community Garden (at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church, 20525 72 Ave.).

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