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urban farm & garden project

The World In A Garden educates community and youth about the nutritional, cultural and environmental aspects of growing and eating food.
Nov 212011

Well, it seems that the holiday season has arrived. It means something different for everyone, but mostly it equates to stressful shopping sprees, countless social engagements, a bloated tummy and a heaping pile of wrapping paper that leaves us feeling unfulfilled.

Try something different this year.

Here are some ways to give back to the garden, create healthy change in yourself and others, and make this holiday season a memorable and fulfilling one!

  • Give a gift with meaning by supporting our Growing for Change CampaignChoose the level of donation you’d like to make, and we’ll place an individualized, customized, engraved plaque in the name of choice, on our fence.
  • Cleanse for Change. It’s tempting to gorge on holiday treats and goodies, but why do it? Maintain, don’t gain. Try the 30-Day Health & Wellness System from Isagenix and $25 of the purchase will be donated to The World in a Garden. You can also visit cleanseforchange.com today for a complimentary health assessment from Holistic Nutritionist, Tricia Sedgwick for your own customized Isagenix wellness system. 
  • Join us at Greens Market on Thursday, December 8th, for a holiday celebration of local and organic food! Start your day with an organic pancake breakfast (10am-1:30pm), then enjoy seasonal tastings, raffle prizes and in-store discounts from 2-7pm. All donations benefit The World in a Garden. Feels good to support local.

Looking for ways to make your holiday more environmentally-friendly this year?

Click here for some creative ways to wrap presents and minimize your carbon footprint this year.

Plus, here’s a great resource from Full Circle Farm (WA) for preparing your holiday dinner.

Nov 142011

We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made A Plan BEE Event possible. The night was a success, filled with delicious food and drink, wonderful people and a fabulous film all in the name of the bees! Guests left with a gift bag full of goodies, a belly full of food and an overwhelming appreciation for the hard work that those bees do to keep our food system buzzing!

Bee twins! Our worker bees enjoy goodies at A Plan BEE Event.

Special thanks to Jason McRobbie, ”the good food dude,” who entertained us all as the auctioneer and helped raise money for FarmFolk CityFolk and The World in a Garden, and to Allen Garr, for appearing as our guest speaker and displaying such amazing commitment to the precious pollinators.

Big thanks to all of our other sponsors for their donations of lip balm, fresh bread, granola bars, apples, tea, seeds, granola and more!! We couldn’t have done it without you…

Whole Foods, Festival Cinemas, The Vancouver Courier, Greens Market, Terra Breads, Wellbrook Winery, Meadow Vista Wines, Hain Celestial, Work Wonders, Chilliwack River Honey, Edelweiss Granola,  West Coast Seeds, Namasthe Tea, Klipper Organics, Sunrise Soya, Nature’s Path, MyGardenBag and Discovery Organics

Nov 082011

1.       You will be watching our feature film, Queen of the Sun, www.queenofthesun.com, a fascinating and award winning film!

2.       You will be supporting the work of 2 great organizations that make local food happen: www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca  and www.theworldinagarden.com

3.       Enjoy complimentary Artisan Gifts Bags full of local sustainable delicious goodies valued at over $50 AND it’s all in a really cool pollinator theme reusable Whole Foods Market gift bag!

 4.       Taste the goodness of fresh and local preparations from our generous sponsors: Whole Foods Markets, Terra Breads, Bee in Bloom Honey, Works Wonders, Urban Digs Farm, Nature’s Path, Blessed Bee CSA, and Terra Chips.

5.       Experience the flavours of our BEE-dependent liquids from: Namasthe Teas, Wellbrook Winery, Bremner Juices and Meadow Vista Honey Wines.

6.       There are Door Prizes to be won! Including a well thought out BEE basket.

7.       An entertaining live auction with Vancouver’s very own Jason McRobbie! We’re featuring items from a variety of BC wineries, My Garden Bag, Nature’s Path, Ethical Bean Coffee, and more!

8.       The first 200 people  to purchase tickets online will be entered to win 2 tickets to the 2012 Feast of Fields www.feastoffields.com ($170 value) and a $150 gift certificate for The World In A Garden’s Seed to Table Workshop series. We’re almost there so get online today to order yours at www.festivalcinemas.ca!

9.       Meet the people who make it happen from UBC Farm, Slow Food Vancouver, FarmFolk CityFolk, Environmental Youth Alliance, The World In A Garden, Works Wonders and Foodtree! All this for only $29 -  BEEcause it’s so much more than a Film Screening, it’s A Plan BEE Event!