Yard Garden Harvest Project

A community food security project of Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, we are a group of dedicated volunteers and one coordinator who grow food in yards generously shared by Riley Park neighbours. The produce we grow supplements food from the Vancouver Food Bank in Little Mountain's Food Distribution program that serves individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. The program provides community members with a chance to create meaningful connections, contribute to the well-being of our community through volunteering and learn and practice sustainable farming.

We offer Volunteers:

  • Short garden shifts that include tasks such as planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting and watering produce. Garden shifts are around 2 - 3 hours long and are a great way to meet and connect with new people!
  • Long-term leadership roles that can be hands-on in the garden or remote. Leadership roles are a great way to gain meaningful work experience that will challenge you and give you key skills that can be applied to leadership positions in the future.
  • Opportunities to become a mentor or mentee for those involved in leadership roles.
  • Volunteer and community events that will include games, prizes and updates about the impact of the project.
  • Reference letters for engaged and commited volunteers.
  • A certificate for volunteer hours completed.

How to get involved: