Happy New Year gardeners

The new year has started very chilly. A hard frost has settled on the gardens but it still looks very promising.

The new executive team has started planning activities and setting important dates for the coming year.

Current members will be receiving an email in February with registration information. Any member who does not wish to renew their plot is asked to contact the president as soon as possible.

Anyone new to the gardens who would like to put their name on the waitlist is also asked to email the president.

Annual Potluck Dinner


Tuesday, September 13, 2016
At the Burquitlam Community Organic Garden
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Greeting BCOGS members! I hope that you had a great summer and your harvests were plentiful. Just a reminder that the Annual Potluck will be held at the Garden on September 13, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and celebrate the end of the summer season with all your fellow gardeners.

The Potluck Signup sheet is posted in the shed. Please provide a tag with the ingredient list so members with specific allergies and/or preferences can make appropriate dish choices.

The Board hopes to see everyone at the Potluck!

Board of Directors

General Meeting Reminder

Don’t forget, make it out if you can to collaborate and communicate with your BCOGS Executive Team and fellow members.

Tuesday, April 12th, 7:00 pm at Mountain View Elementary School (740 Smith Ave).

Notice of General Meeting

2015-11-24-BCOGS AGM Minutes

2016-4-12-General Meeting Agenda

Who has planted seeds so far? Plenty of stakes and string in the gardens. Let’s hope this season is another good one!

Tulips aplenty!

2016 Garden Registration


Dear garden members and community members,

Welcome to another wonderful year at the garden! All of our registration and payment is online this year and we think the process will be much smoother. Please follow the instructions and fill out only one of the three forms below. Please only fill out the form once – submitting the same form multiple times will not speed up your registration, and may be confusing to our board members.

Do you have an existing garden plot at the garden?
No, I did not have a plot in 2015, but would like to have a garden plot.
Please fill out our waitlist form to get the next available plot at our garden. We will know how many plots are available once registration of our returning members is complete, which will be around the end of February. If we don’t have enough plots available and we aren’t able to assign you a plot this year you are still welcome to become a garden member and/or contribute by attending one of our work parties or helping with a garden task.

Yes, I had a plot in 2015 and attended at least one work party or did an assigned garden task.
I would like to keep the same plot.
Please fill out our registration form by February 22. For your registration to be complete, you must fill out the form, sign up for a work party, and complete payment of your plot and related fees (a PayPal link will be sent once the first two steps are complete).

I would like a larger plot if one is available.
Please fill out our request form for a larger plot. Once registration is complete for members that want the same plot (end of February) we will do a random draw based on the number of larger plots available. You will be notified whether you will receive a larger plot, or the same plot, and will then complete registration as normal.

I have decided I no longer want my garden plot.
Please fill out our keycard return form and a board member will be in touch with you with instructions on how to return your keycard and get your deposit back.


Links to Other Forms:

Reimbursement Request

Work Parties

Scheduling update

Work Parties

Sunday, May 24, 2015 1-4pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6-9pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015 9-12pm
Sunday, September 20, 2015 1-4pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 10-1pm

General Meeting in September TBA
AGM in November is TBA

First work party

Our first work party will be Saturday, April 18th from 9am-12pm. Only the first 12 people who sign up will be accepted to get credit for their work party contribution. This is to make sure we spread people out across the work parties so that we get good attendance at each one. Of course you are always welcome to do more than one work party if you like! You will be able to sign up in-person at the meeting, and also online (link to come shortly).