The Pemberton Creek Community garden is a volunteer led, organic community garden located on public land in Pemberton near the Pemberton Creek bridge accessing One Mile Lake Park. The garden began in 2005 as a Village of Pemberton initiative with a mere 20 plots. Over the years, the garden has become an independent entity, and joined forces with Stewardship Pemberton. A volunteer committee organizes the affairs of the garden, which includes sign-up events and fundraisers every spring, speaker nights, educational garden tours and clean-up days.
Thanks to our volunteers, who have contributed countless hours, the garden has expanded to over 75 plots. There is also a free plot dedicated to the Pemberton Food bank and Stewardship Pemberton. Communal tools are stored in a hand-built garden shed (with a green roof); a greenhouse with automatic misters was installed and is available to all members of the garden; there are shared compost bins and evenly spaced water taps and hoses equipped with spray nozzles. Plots measure approximately 10 x 20 feet and sell for $50 for the first year, and $30 every consecutive year after that.
With membership comes responsibility, and every garden plot owner agrees to a list of requirements that includes: organic gardening only (no chemical fertilizers); no fruits or berries to be grown (bear attractants); only planting Pemberton Seed potatoes (to avoid the possibility of potato
blight), no dogs in the garden, keeping plots weeded, and generally being respectful to their neighbours. Also all members must commit a minimum of 2 hours a week to communal chores.
Due to high interest, plots have sold out three years in a row. Those people interested in joining the waitlist to obtain a plot can email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check us out on Facebook - Pemberton Creek Community Garden