Copley Community OrchardInformation
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 was shared (until 2017) between Copley Community Orchard’s members, the EYA’s youth programming and a common area for everyone. Community Studio help design our Orchard which includes 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 2017, Copley Community Orchard has become its own Society, made up entirely of volunteers. We invite all neighbours and community members to contribute whether by physically working at the site or by helping us with our fundraising efforts to maintain the health of the trees an other plants, and to enjoy the site.