Vancouver’s Urban Orchard“Connection to food, each other, and the land”
Copley Community Orchard is an urban orchard located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is a place to celebrate the benefits of growing fruit trees, berry bushes and other perennial plants, educating people on their cultivation, and creating a beautiful and productive space accessible to all.
In 2011, the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) and community members came together to create Copley Community Orchard on the former grounds of Richard and Marie Copley’s orchard and ranch. With the support the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, TD Green Streets, Trees Canada and the Vancouver Foundation, this dream became a reality as we broke ground in 2012.
The site is shared between Copley Community Orchard’s members, the EYA’s youth programming and a common area for everyone. Community Studio has assisted us in designing our exciting plans which include an apple orchard, cherry trees, espaliered apple and pear trees, rare or unique fruit trees, berry bushes and fruiting shrubs. We also have an accessible bed area which is open to all members of the community.
As of this year 2017, we have created our own society. Join us!
Come join us at Copley Community Orchard! The Orchard is between Copley, Walker and Vanness Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.