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Evolution of first plot from August 2020 to summer 2021 (photos show north side then east side)

Urban agriculture to feed people and pollinators

We’re converting underutilized boulevards in Central Lonsdale to productive gardens, growing food for people in need and supporting bees, butterflies and birds.

Our projects connect neighbours, beautify the neighbourhood and reward volunteers with new skills and connections. The gardens improve biodiversity and soil health, and contribute to climate action. We hope to inspire others to do the same in their neighbourhoods.

You can reach us at hello@roundaboutgardens.ca, follow us on Instagram or find us working on our projects on Mahon Avenue in North Vancouver.

Ruth & Erika

SEASONAL FARM STAND Saturdays 1-4pm, corner of Mahon Ave & West 18th St, North Vancouver

Currently seeking donations towards:

  • Seeds & soil
  • Plants
  • Tools
  • Sign and poster printing

Email us if you’d like to contribute!

Volunteers needed!

We need helping hands to maintain and grow our gardens, and engage with the community. No previous experience required, just a positive attitude! Email us at hello@roundaboutgardens.ca to learn more.

Volunteer days
Saturdays from 1–4pm from now through October

Got an unused space?

Do you have a sunny yard or public frontage that could get converted to a garden? Or want to host a greenhouse or compost? Let us know!

Updates

05/10 — It’s been such a wet, cool spring, but in spite of that we have peas, spinach and lettuce coming up, along with last year’s kale in full swing. We’re looking forward to planting potatoes May 13. If you look closely you can see self-sown phacelia and calendula appearing!

03/28 — Spring has sprung and we’re watching our various seedlings come up! Our seed potatoes for 2022 from Helmer’s Organic Farm have arrived, to be planted in May. Join us!

09/12 — We had a blast yesterday selling our delicious, fresh potatoes to neighbours on the roundabout! Thank you for your support! Come by our farm stand at Mahon & 18th for potatoes while they last. Varieties available: White Rose & Sieglinde. And join us October 31st for a Halloween festival!

08/28 — Fresh off the press is a North Shore News article about our project

08/16 — Harvest is in full swing! The bean tunnel is giving generously, kale is enormous, and the cucumbers are off the charts. Squash, pumpkin and zucchini are gearing up for a great yield. We’re grateful for rain this week to nourish the neighbourhood’s trees.

07/19 — The garden looks AMAZING and so lush. We’re ready to harvest lettuce, and potatoes are around the corner. We continue to gather seeds from phacelia and poppies

06/10 — We’re thrilled to announce our project is a recipient of the City of North Vancouver’s Living City Grant! Thank you for your financial support, CNV!

05/08 — Pumpkin patch bed started, (100) potatoes and other seedlings are coming up and we met two new volunteers! We’ve got a ton of seedlings going for transplant and are looking for garden hosts for tomatoes

04/30 — The compost hosted in a neighbour’s yard is almost used up and its space has been converted to a gorgeous fruit and veg garden

04/17 — Potatoes planted!

03/27 — Beds for potatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, peas, beans and flowers are percolating with fresh compost

03/24 — First set of spring seeds sown