Please help save Cottonwood Garden. The City is holding consultations on the future of the False Creek Flats, the area that includes Cottonwood.
The plan to widen Malkin Ave into a major road is still on the table, and this would pave over a significant part of Cottonwood (Cottonwood’s south border is Malkin Ave, and widening Malkin would eliminate a significant part of the garden).
Cottonwood is a unique community-built oasis that is green city, food security, biodiversity, inclusive community, and real partnership with the earth.
Please help us save Cottonwood.
What you can do!
q Please go to the City’s public consultation/workshop Thursday, June 18, 5:30-8pm, 701 National Ave on “Food for Thought: leveraging existing assets to define excellence in a sustainable urban food system”. Widening Malkin and the future of Cottonwood will be part of this discussion. Please speak for the protection of Cottonwood and let the planners know that widening Malkin Avenue and paving over one of Canada’s oldest community gardens, a thriving, well-loved oasis in the east end, is not what you want to see in the future for False Creek Flats.
q If you can’t make the workshop this Thursday, please try to go to a different public consultation/workshop Wednesday, June 248, 5:30-8pm, 701 National Ave on “Creating Great Places, natural systems, amenities, and the public realm”. This is also an excellent place to speak for the protection of Cottonwood, one of Vancouver’s really great places, a community-built natural system and beautiful public space designed and maintained entirely by volunteers – let the planners know that widening Malkin Avenue and paving over one of Canada’s oldest community gardens, a thriving, well-loved oasis in the east end, is not what you want to see in the future for False Creek Flats.
q Fill in the online survey https://falsecreekflats.metroquest.ca/
q Let other people know about this issue and what they can do to help
Please take a look at Oliver Kellhammer’s article “Cottonwood Community Gardens: oasis in peril” http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/cottonwood-community-gardens-oasis-peril )
Save Cottonwood’ Facebook group: