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An educational

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.
Oct 112011

We’re bringing The World to the Garden and you’re invited!  Join us in celebrating the local harvest on a global scale –  Growing for Change celebrates harvests from around the planet and the cultural traditions that come along with them.

WHAT: Growing for Change: A Multicultural Harvest Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, October 23rd, 12-4pm

WHERE: Outdoors at The World In A Garden, West 57th & East Blvd.

COST: FREE! Donations are appreciated :)

Whether you’re hungry for local food, intrigued by cultural heritage, craving some tunes and beets, looking for fun activities to educate the kids- well, we’ve got everything covered!

This harvest celebration offers an abundance of activity for everyone. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Activities for the kids including a seed saving hunt and harvest bingo
  • Workshops with multicultural learning and local food samples
  • Garden tours: Around The World in 15 minutes
  • BBQ across the street at Choices Market - keep your nose open for roasted garlic!
  • LIVE MUSIC from Wheely Slow Cooking Tour

Who is the Wheely Slow Cooking Tour? We recently had the privilege of meeting Julia and Shera, the gals that make up this musical duo, and even heard a couple of their tunes live! This past summer, these ladies embarked on a unique journey in which they performed their music on sustainable farms across Canada and cooked loving meals for their hosts! Not only did they establish meaningful relationships with the communities where they played, but also gained a deeper appreciation for sustainable living and our sacred connection to land and food. We are very grateful to have Julia and Shera join our community as we celebrate the harvest season!

May 042011

There’s nothing Mom likes more than a beautiful flowers she can enjoy all summer! On Saturday, May 7th, our friends at Choices Market in Kerrisdale will be holding a hanging basket sale, and all proceeds will go to The World In A Garden!

Choices Market shares our vision for a healthy & organic Vancouver and they’ve been with us since our beginnings. Choices supports the garden by providing yummy food for workshops, hosting fundraisers, sponsoring events, and much more! Shared values and ethical business drive this wonderful partnership as we work together  to provide fresh & nutritious food to the Vancouver community.

Click on the poster below for more details!

Apr 192011

Earth Day (and every day)   is a celebration of the bounty Mother Earth provides  – and we need to help her do it well!

Whether we are planting vegetables, cleaning up our streets, conserving water, or biking to work, we are contributing to a better planet and a healthier you!

Together, let’s take a day to celebrate the impacts of urban agriculture, local food and responsible & ethical business here in Vancouver! The World In A Garden will be holding an Earth Day Celebration of All Things Green with our friends from the community THIS Saturday, April 23rd, 12pm-4pm.

We will be joined by our friends at Growing City, MyGardenBag.com & Choices Market, who support The World In A Garden’s ongoing efforts to green Vancouver and create a more sustainable tomorrow. The garden will be open to neighbours and friends for a garden tour, garden planting, soil spreading, a BBQ hosted by Choices and a KALE SALE (fresh, sweet kale straight from the garden ground). Trust us, you’re going to want to get your hands on some of this delicious kale before it disappears! We’ll even give you the best kale chip recipe ever! And if you’re still not sold, we’ll be offering you dessert instead, with our annual RASPBERRY PLANT Sale. You might even be lucky and get our exotic  Golden Fall variety that always receives  raving reviews :)

Individuals and families of ALL AGES are welcome! If you’re interested in this event, please RSVP to Alicia at 604.257.5151 ext. 213 or abaddorf@jfsa.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Apr 112011

We had our first community volunteer day of 2011 at the garden yesterday, and despite the crummy weather, we had a fantastic turnout! The Spring Starter brought out an enthusiastic group of volunteers that spent the afternoon transforming the garden. Alongside a few of our community gardeners, volunteers of all ages pulled out the invasive weeds that have been creeping up throughout the garden.

We also had our PRIZE DRAW! Melissa won a Potato Fusion kit, & Sarah won a Seeds of Plenty gift basket! Way to go ladies…

We are grateful to have such devoted volunteers and hope to see them again soon! A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support TWIAG =)

In other news…our successful Potato Fusion kit sale has come to an end, but we have many more exciting events and fundraisers coming your way!

Saturday, April 16th: Evergreen’s Earth Day at Jericho Beach- We will have a display at the Earth Day Fair. Come out to support TWIAG & many other local environmental organizations!

Saturday, April 23rd: Earth Day Celebration at TWIAG!! Come join us for a tour of the garden, some garden digging, and a BBQ sponsored by our friends at Choices Market :) Please e-mail or phone Alicia if you are interested in attending: abaddorf@jfsa.ca or 604-257-5151 ext. 213. We look forward to seeing you there!

Plus, stay tuned for more upcoming events- fundraisers, film screenings, garden gate sales, volunteer days and our summer Seed to Table Workshop Series! There’s something for everyone at TWIAG…

And for those of you who bought Potato Fusion kits, be sure to watch the video below for some practical instructions on growing your potatoes.

Mar 192011

Join us at the garden tomorrow, Sunday, March 20th for our second annual Potato Fusion!! All proceeds go the The World In A Garden and Project Somos. Watch below to see how it’s done…



A BIG thanks to our sponsors!


Ethical Bean Coffee

Helmers Organic Farm

Choices Market

Mar 142011

It’s easy to make a healthy treat when you’re working in the garden! Join The World In A Garden this Sunday, March 20th for our 2nd Annual Potato Fusion. We’ll be fusing organic potatoes and lettuce in used burlap coffee sacs to promote a nutritious diet and support a good cause!With the help of our AMAZING sponsors ( Ethical Bean, Choices Market, My Garden Bag and Helmers Potatoes),  all of the proceeds will be donated to The World In A Garden & Project Somos, an eco-village for abandoned and orphaned children in Guatemala. There will be two sessions: 11am & 1pm. Feel free to join us aftewards for food and drinks. The cost is $20, which includes a potato fusion kit to take home. If you can’t make it to the workshop, these kits are also available upon request, for $15 each. To reserve your spot, please contact Alicia via phone 604.257.5151 ext. 213 or by e-mail abaddorf@jfsa.ca. See you there!

Feb 212011

What in the world is growin’ on at The World In A Garden?

Click on the images or visit our Events Page for more information!

On MARCH 6TH, we will be holding our first workshop of the season, focusing on INDOOR GARDENING. TWIAG will be joined by Ilana Labow of Fresh Roots Urban Farm. Ilana gained a great deal of knowledge working with Will Allen for several years on the urban farm project, Growing Power. She has some valuable information about soil fertility to share with us!

On MARCH 20TH, get back to the garden for our 2nd annual POTATO FUSION WORKSHOP. We will be teaming up with Project Somos as we fuse together potatoes & lettuce to create tasty and nutritious treats! Project Somos is establishing a sustainable eco-village in Guatemala for orphaned and abandoned children. All proceeds will be donated to TWIAG & Project Somos.

On APRIL 24TH, come celebrate EARTH DAY 2011 with TWIAG! We will be pairing with Growing City to discuss the importance of urban agriculture, do some digging in the garden, and feast in honor of Mother Earth!

These are just a few of MANY events that we will be hosting in the upcoming season. Keep your ears & eyes open for more information on The World In A Garden  2011 Workshop Series.  In the mean time, here are some fun facts about indoor gardening & potatoes!

  • Houseplants can remove harmful air toxins by absorbing them and emtting precious life-giving oxygen.
  • Houseplants also produce a more oxygen-rich environment by raising humidity. This is correlated with higher productivity in the workplace.
  • Houseplants filter allergens from the air.
  • You can grow plants all year long!
  • They beautify the home!

Potayto, potahto

  • With all those carbohydrates, potatoes are easy to digest and can actually facilitate digestion!
  • A single baked potato will also provide you with 11.7% of the daily value for fiber, but remember the fiber in potatoes is mostly in their skin. In addition there is a concentration of nutrients directly beneath the skin which is often peeled away!
  • The nutrients in potatoes (Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, potassium, magnesium, etc.) are great for the skin.
  • The nutrients found in potatoes also improve brain functioning.
  • The fiber in potatoes helps to lower cholesterol and improves the functioning of insulin in the body, ultimately lowering blood pressure.

We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Nov 072010

Thank you to everyone who came out to A Fresh Event! Our wonderful sponsors and volunteers made for smooth sailing as we hosted over 200 people at the Ridge Theatre. We recieved ample praise for the tasty food and drinks as well as our organization partners who had lots to share on sustainable food systems. With raffle prizes from Choices Market, FarmFolkCityFolk, Seeds of Plenty, Ethical Bean & Edible British Columbia in addition to our artisan gift bags… who could ask for more?

Of course there was more, there was the film FRESH and it was fabulous. As I farewelled our guests at the door numerous individuals shared that the film positively influenced them and the way they think about food. Heck, I was inspired from all the inspiration floating around the theatre. So again thank you to each one of you who came last Thursday and  most importantly The World in a Garden sends an overwhelming thank you to our event partner, FarmFolkCityFolk.
Ms. Magee, you are a charm and you know how to make things happen :) and Nicholas Scapillati, the new Executive Director at FFCF, it’s great to have you on board!

- Home Grow-in Grocer, Hardbite Chips, Tower Foods Antipasto, Wendy Boys’ Cocolico chocolate sauce, JB’s Candy Store Home-made Caramel Popcorn, Green Zebra, Vij’s, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Choices Markets, Edible British Columbia, Terra Breads and Seeds of Plenty. Pouring farm to table refreshments: Ethical Bean Coffee, Farmstead Wines, Crannog Ales and Dao Tea.
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS:- Foodtree, Environmental Youth Alliance, Sole Food, Project Somos and Fresh Roots

A FRESH Event Organizers (Tricia and Bonita) with Dominic of Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

Apr 102010

Celebrate with us and our amazing community partners, Growing City and Choices Market, at 1188 West 57th and East Blvd, The World in a Garden, Vancouver

An Earth Day Celebration of all Things Green

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