One of the priorities of the City of Langley Parks and Environment Advisory Committee is to see more community gardens in our neighbourhoods. Right now, there is only one community garden in the City which is located at the Nicomekl Elementary School near 53rd Avenue and 200th Street.
Community gardens enhance the quality of life not only for those that have a community garden plot, but also the neighbourhood where the community garden is located.
Gardening provides physical activity and can help relieve stress for those who participate. Gardens also provides access to fresh vegetables which may be hard to come-by for some people.
Community gardens can also help beautify an area and create a sense of place. They also provide a good excuse for neighbours to get to know each other. There are many other benefits.
The City of Langley is now planning to install a community garden. On Thursday, September 18 from 4pm to 7pm at Nicomekl Elementary School, the City of Langley is having an open house to solicit feedback from residents about the preferred location and design for a community garden.
Locations being considered are in Michaud Park, Douglas Park, Linwood Park and Dumais Park. For more information, visit the City of Langley’s website.