Join us as we put the garden to bed

Signs of fall at Wark Street Commons

Learn how we prepare for winter by sheet mulching the garden bed. It’s fun and everyone is welcome! Saturday November 6TH from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Wark Street Commons (corner of Wark and Kings). Bring pruners, loppers, gloves and rain gear, if you have them.


Wark Street Commons Anniversary Party: A Garden Potluck!

September 19th, 1-4 p.m. Wark Street Commons (corner of Wark Street and Kings Road)

Come help us celebrate, with garden tours, and food from the garden. We would like this to be a public potluck event, so if you can bring some food, please do. We would also appreciate a “zero waste event,” – bring your own plates, utensils, etc. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact

An Evening in the Garden

Tuesday July 6TH @ 7:00pm At Wark Street Commons

Join us as we prune, weed and mulch the garden at Wark Street Park. We will also be identifying salad greens that are ready to be harvested (bring a bag for collecting the salad greens).

About Hillside Quadra Community Gardens Group

We are a core group of volunteers that has, since 2003, sought to enhance food security through the establishment of a community allotment garden in the Hillside-Quadra area. In 2006, together with the help of 200 community members, we created the Wark Street Commons Garden (a demonstration community food garden that has become a forum for learning about organic growing and harvesting). We are actively looking for volunteers to assist with the ongoing maintenance of the commons and the continued quest for land for a community allotment garden and a real working urban farm. Sign up for our email list (by emailing to receive regular updates and notices of upcoming work parties and workshops and ways you can get involved.

Welcome to our new blog!



Welcome to the Hillside-Quadra Community Gardens Group blog! This is just the beginning, as we build up the blog you’ll find more photos, information and resources about food security and gardening. Check back from time to time for more updates.

Wark Street Commons was established on September 16,2006 as a demonstration garden to showcase local food production in an urban environment. This edible garden provides all members of our community with access to food that is fresh, healthy and organically grown.