COVID-19 Update – Revised March 26, 2020

Hello, fellow gardeners.

For now, our community garden remains open.

As you may know, our garden is part of Elks Park and falls under the jurisdiction of the City of Port Coquitlam. Public parks in the City remain open for now.

As you are also aware, the COVID-19 crisis requires that we all follow safe practices to protect each other in the community. This includes the community garden.

General Guidelines:

For now, you may continue to enter the community garden to work your plot. We ask that all members follow current COVID-19 guidelines. A few reminders specific to the garden:

  • If you are sick or feel unwell, stay home. Do not come to the garden.
  • Wear gloves when handling the garden locks and gates, green waste bins, compost bins.
  • Maintain the required 2-metre physical distance from any other gardeners.
  • Take all garbage offsite for disposal.

BYOT (Bring Your Own Tools):

To avoid any inadvertent spreading of the virus through sharing, the shed is now locked and the tools are not available at this time.

You are asked to bring your own tools to work your plot and to take them home for storing between visits.

Spring Work Party and Purchase of Mushroom Manure Postponed:

Since large gatherings are not allowed at this time, the spring work party scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd is postponed.

The purchase of mushroom manure is also postponed until it is feasible to gather a group to distribute the manure to members’ plots.

Volunteer Work:

Although the spring work party is postponed, members can still contribute volunteer time on their own. Specifically, right now we’re seeking volunteers to help with the following tasks:

  • Mowing and trimming
  • Putting out the green waste bins for collection

If you can help with either of these tasks, please email to let us know your availability so that we can coordinate.

Stay Tuned:

We will notify you if the situation for the community garden changes. You can also follow City of Port Coquitlam COVID-19 updates on their website:

In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. The best way to reach us is by email:

Safe and happy gardening, everyone!

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