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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.
Apr 232012
 

Small spaces are nothing more than an opportunity to get creative with your growing! We talk to people all the time at our community events and urban garden site about wanting to grow more food so we decided to run a workshop about the solutions.

Join The World In A Garden with Bonita Magee of FarmFolk CityFolk to find out how to make the most of your space with edible plants that nourish, feed and excite you! It’s easier than you think, so come out and get growing!

Click here for more information or to register.

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Apr 122012
 

It’s our biggest Earth Day yet and we’re getting excited!

Make a World of Difference this Earth Day

Make a World of Difference this Earth Day

Did you know that Earth Day was founded in the United States in April of 1970 and is now celebrated by over 1 billion people in over 170 countries world wide?  Wow!

Earth Day opens the door for us to to take positive personal action. It is indeed the personal small actions that create big change.   Making better choices (even small ones)  will inevitably influence those around you and inspire others to take positive action.

So what are we doing to make a positive impact this Earth Day?

For the last few years The World In A Garden has been celebrating Earth day with local food grown free of chemicals, GMO’s and treated soil. We team up with our local partners who also like to tread gently on the Earth.

Each year we team up with Growing City who take waste from your kitchen to compost –  diverting roughly 190 metric tonnes of waste, or 485 metric tonnes of CO2 from local offices in the past two years!

And this year we’re kicking off our Earth Day celebrations on Thursday, April 19th as we team up with our friends at Whole Foods Market at all 4 Vancouver locations to talk about all things organic  (like compost) and make seed bombs. Whole Foods will be donating 5% of all sales back to The World In A Garden. 

Join us and our friends from Patch, Eco-Soil, Growing City and Green Can Program of W.Van. It’s a line up of treats from food samples to soil so save your grocery shopping day for Thursday, April 19th when even your shopping dollars can make a world of difference!

You can also find us at Greens Market on Saturday April 21, 2012 and on Sunday, April 22nd at the garden and Rocky Mountain Flatbread company for more Potato Fusion workshops! Come on out this Earth day and get involved in your local community and join the global celebration!

Do good to create good. It inspires change.

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Apr 042012
 

Kids get their hands dirty this summer!

There’s no question about it; when we spend time outdoors with our hands in the dirt, nurturing other living things, we just plain feel better! The great thing about gardening is that anyone can do it, regardless of gender, race, size or age. Unfortunately, it is now commonplace for kids to be Facebook-ing, Tweeting, video-gaming, texting, watching TV, etc., at a young age, and with that, they begin to lose the age-old connection to the earth, to the soil under their feet. Let’s change that!

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching 8-year olds come into the garden, plant a few seeds, munch on some freshly picked kale and herbs, and then leave shouting, “I want to be a farmer!” Children still have an intuitive connection to the earth that flourishes when we give them the opportunity to experience it. Gardening offers an array of positive benefits and keeps children grounded, curious, active, socially engaged and connected. It helps them bloom into well-rounded individuals.

So get your kids in the garden! This summer, The World In A Garden is offering Passport to Permaculture, an interactive day camp where kids learn about food and ecology following the ethics of permaculture: care of the earth, care of all people and fair share. Throughout this weeklong camp, kids receive stamps in their “Passport to Permaculture” as they complete activities on the topics of nutrition, urban agriculture, biodiversity, local food, multiculturalism, ethical business and more! The camp features local guest speakers, hands-on activities in the garden and a pizza-making field trip to Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company. The weeklong camp culminates in a kid-run farm market at the gates of The World In A Garden!

Registration for the camp is now open. Click HERE to register. 

Questions? Contact Alicia Baddorf: abaddorf@jfsa.ca | 604-257-5151 ext. 1213.