The World In A Garden is a multicultural urban farm and garden project that educates community and youth about the nutritional, cultural and environmental aspects of growing and eating food.
The World In A Garden is also working to fulfill its global and local initiative with international expansion. We are currently working to build International twin sites with partner organizations connected to Africa, Guatemala and Costa Rica to ensure fair food for all and support self sustaining community building. Our long term vision is to have 10 gardens in different countries and have the greatest impact possible to the most people possible by creating well nourished and thriving communities.
Our farms are located between East and West Boulevard between 57th & 55th Avenue in Vancouver, we’re along the railway tracks so look for our sign! We have many opportunities for you to get involved, including our drop-in Mondays from 3-5pm. Visit our Get Involved page for more information.
Our educational programming includes nutrition and environmental education workshops, youth leadership, our Passport to Permaculture summer camp for kids, and school programs.
Gardens of Culture:
The World In A Garden provides a community space to grow traditional and culturally appropriate foods from various ethnic backgrounds. This allows traditional food culture knowledge to be preserved and shared within the community. In 2014 we are hosting regular cultural evenings for sharing and learning among each other as well as cultural outreach events for the public to come and learn about a different culture’s food choices, growing techniques, and nutritional benefits.
Sustainable Food Production:
Our current plans for expansion include the development of an interactive and educational urban farm site that will include diversified food production. The new site is planned to include vertical food growing, a chicken coop and aquaponics to display what is possible in urban spaces.
We are growing in a variety of ways to be financially self-sustaining with a social enterprise that includes our rain barrel, farmers’ market sales, honey from our bees, gift baskets, garden wares, and more.
Our Global Vision:
The World In A Garden is also working to fulfill its global vision with international expansion. We are currently working to build international twin sites with partner organizations in Africa, Guatemala and Costa Rica to support self-sustaining community building and the interconnectedness of cultures through food production.