Golden Ears Community Gardens


Golden Ears Community Gardens

A place to support and network for the community gardens (establishing and established) and gardeners in the Golden Ears area.


An idea for establishing a new garden space:

In the spirit of community and appreciation for permaculture, the idea is to try to start a community garden using a dormant brownfield. We could create an oasis for locals to thrive and connect with like minded people. All are most welcome!

Location: Maple Ridge
Members: 6
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2013

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My interest in helping communities transition is in permaculture, and want to start putting into action a plan to make a community garden in Maple Ridge for locals to enjoy.I welcome anyone willing…Continue

Tags: sustainability., urban, humanity, Permaculture

Started by Darren Seeley. Last reply by Christopher Kasza Nov 16, 2011.

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Comment by Christopher Moerman on February 25, 2011 at 7:57pm

Love the idea Darren! Do you have a piece of land in mind? I'm definitely interested in helping out. I have just started the Organic Master Gardener course and am planning on doing a Permaculture design course this summer. I'm just a beginner in all of this but eager to learn and start getting my hands dirty.

Check out what we are doing at as we may be able to collaborate between the two projects.

Comment by Darren Seeley on February 28, 2011 at 3:48pm

Hey Chris! Thanks for joining, I am very pleased to have someone like you to coordinate with, on such an exciting project. I do not have any land yet but am looking to speak with someone has has done this before. I spoke to Diane Brinton of the Pitt meadows Community Garden and she is going to get back to me with some templates on proposals to submitt to the city. She is half way through doing another one, so she will be a great source going forward. I look forward to learning from all of you and with any luck this and many other will permeate our communites. I will keep in touch and love to hear any ideas you have!

Comment by Kimberly Ann Lauzon on March 4, 2011 at 8:57am

Hi Darren,

I am on the event committee helping to organize the GETI tent at the Earth Day celebrations on April 16th.  We would like to feature as many of the action groups that we can. Would you be interested in joining us so you can present your group to the public that day? 

Comment by Darren Seeley on March 8, 2011 at 10:26am

Hello Kimberly,

Thanks for your interest and help with this initiative. I am so very pleased that this has real potential to become a reality here in our community.

The idea to do this for me, was to plant a seed (plan) to do this in the hopes that I would meet others who could help could grow this idea into something that blooms around our community. I have not done this before, so any input is very appreciated.

Earth Day is such a great avenue for getting great ideas out to the community, and I wish that I could help. However, I have to do it another year as I am getting knee surgery done the week before and doubt I could be that mobile by then.

I am so dissapointed to not get out to say what benefits this use of brownfield has to our community. With food and gas prices on the rise this makes sense on many levels. From seniors who love to garden but had to give it up, to high density housing, this should be utilized in the best way and to help give something back. I hope we can still move forward and continue to gain momentum, when I have the ability to walk and get in a car, be sure that I will come to many  events that support projects by the people, for the people.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.



Comment by Kimberly Ann Lauzon on March 8, 2011 at 6:25pm

Hi Darren, I emailed you thinking I had not already since I forgot to look here for the answer (if that makes sense.)  I am sorry that you wont be able to attend.  I am excited to hear more about your plan.  You are more than welcome to come sit and enjoy a coffee down at the CEED centre while we discuss our projects, new and interesting ideas.  There is always good discussion and Im sure everyone will be interested in what you are thinking.  Once your knee is well enough for you to come down of course.  I have a feeling you will find the motivation and inspiration to gain the momentum you need for your project.  I hope your recovery is quick!


Comment by Jocelyn Durston on March 21, 2012 at 9:57pm

Here's a list of some current community gardening opportunities in Maple Ridge if people are interested:


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