Molly Caron and Peter Finch discuss Vancouvers Cedar Cottage Garden and the Interurban Railway.
The Cedar Cottage Community Garden at Hull St. and Victoria Diversion started in 2008 under the SkyTrain guideway and has since expanded. The garden has 109 plots, an orchard of about 30 different fruit trees, a composting system of multiple bins, an apiary, and areas dedicated to growing foods that are donated to the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House. The garden also hosts a laneway house. The energy-efficient home, called the West House, is a project of SFU, which has been leasing the dwelling’s spot from the city since April 2013.
In the spring of 2108 the City of Vancouver announced plans to develop a five-storey rental building at the site, with tenants expected to move in by 2021. The Garden will be uprooted and moved down the hill to Trout Lake’s grassy South east corner.