Agassiz Community Gardens grows to 50 plots

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (second from left) visited Agassiz Community Gardens on Monday, Aug. 15. (Adam Louis/Observer)Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (second from left) visited Agassiz Community Gardens on Monday, Aug. 15. (Adam Louis/Observer)
Laurens and Louisa van Vliet show MLA Kelli Paddon around the lively and thriving Agassiz Community Gardens on Monday, Aug. 15. (Adam Louis/Observer)Laurens and Louisa van Vliet show MLA Kelli Paddon around the lively and thriving Agassiz Community Gardens on Monday, Aug. 15. (Adam Louis/Observer)

The Agassiz Community Garden is flourishing under the care of local growers.

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon recently toured the gardens as well as the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre. The Community Garden has grown to 50 plots this season in addition to a small picnic table area.

The Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club recently awarded the Agassiz Community Gardens Society a grant to build raised-bed gardens. Raised-bed gardens would give more accessibility to gardeners who live with mobility issues.

RELATED: Agassiz Community Garden finally celebrates grand opening

The Community Gardens celebrated the “grand opening” of their current, Morrow Road location last year, which was delayed from March 2020 due to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original community garden plots were located on Pioneer Avenue. After 15 years and 60 garden plots at its peak, a private owner sold the land in 2018, evicting the gardens. After several attempts to re-settle in a new location, the Community Gardens ended up on B.C. Hydro land on Morrow Road in the early part of 2020.


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