Save Cottonwood Community Garden!
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Save Cottonwood Community Garden!

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      Cottonwood Community Garden

A consequence of the city’s plan to remove the Dunsmuir and Georgia Viaducts is a plan to divert traffic from Prior Street to a widened Malkin Avenue – the “Malkin Connector” – which will be extended west to Main Street and east to Clark Drive via an overpass across the railroad tracks.

Malkin Avenue is the right-of-way for the downtown freeway that was never built. This right-of-way is 12 lanes wide and parts of Cottonwood Garden, Strathcona Garden and Strathcona Park have all been developed on this unused right-of-way. Cottonwood Community Garden will be most affected if the plan to widen Malkin goes ahead.

There’s still time to stop Cottonwood Community Garden from being bulldozed and paved over. The City planners at Mayor Robertson’s request are preparing a “Malkin Connector” reportIt’s not yet clear when it will go to Council for a vote. Vancouverites will of course not be able to vote, but we can make our voices heard to our elected representativesIf enough of us speak up, Council will not be able to ignore us. Learn more about the garden and the situation by reading Oliver Kellhammer's Cottonwood Community Garden: Oasis in Peril.

If you feel like we do that Cottonwood Community Garden must not be sacrificed to facilitate traffic to the downtown core, please sign this petition, and check our website for more ideas of what you can do to help us!

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    • Cam Sanford VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      These gardens have become a part of the fabric of Strathcona and East Vancouver. They are emblematic of what communities should strive for: inclusive, open public spaces that bring a diverse group of people together over something we can all identify with, food and food security.

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    • Colleen McNeil NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, CANADA
      • 2 months ago

      Because me friends have a plot there

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    • Toby Barazzuol VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      These community assets are irreplaceable and should be treasured for the role they play in our society. We are richer for their existence.

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    • Fu Guo VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Community gardens bring people together.

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    • iman bakker ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • 3 months ago

      the future is green,starting now

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