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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 292012


9 Great Reasons to be at A Farm to Cart Event! …Thurs Nov 1 @ The Ridge!

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

2. The first 100 people to purchase online tickets will be entered to win 2 tickets to Feast of Fields 2013 ($170 value) … Buy your tickets today at www.festivalcinemas.ca

3. Taste the goodness of fresh and local preparations from our generous food folks: Urban Digs Farm, Happy Planet Soups and our Vancouver food trucks: Re-Up BBQ and Pazza Rella Pizza

4. Sip some liquids from Wellbrook Winery, Happy Planet, Tealeaves and Fresh Apple Juice.  We’ll be pressing up some apples and with the folks from Homesteader’s Emporium!

5. There will be prizes for you to win… door prizes and raffle prizes! Come for a chance to win a gift box of certified organic deliciousness from Nature’s Path, Re-Up BBQ, Choices Markets, Ethical Bean, and Tealeaves.

6. Experience our live auction with the infamous Jason McRobbie. Auction items by from SPUD Organics, Edible Canada, FarmFolk CityFolk, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics and a thoughtfully put together A Farm to Cart Event basket full of local delectable goodness!

7. You’ll see our inspiring and award winning feature film, The Apple Pushers, view the trailer at www.applepushers.com.

8. Take home a complementary, local and apple themed gift bag donated by Vancity, Bernardin, Terra Breads, Happy Planet, Choices Markets, Nature’s Path, Discovery Organics, Strathcona 1890, Tealeaves, Klipper’s Organic Acres and Re-Up BBQ.

9. Meet the people who make it happen from the Truck Farm, Vancouver Urban Farming Society, Patch Planters, Young Agrarians, FarmFolk CityFolk and The World In A Garden…And it’s all this for only $29 – because it’s so much more than a film screening, it’s A Farm to Cart Event!  (Must be 19+ to attend)

Mar 212011

Yesterday the garden was teeming with potato growers at The World In A Garden’s 2nd Annual Potato Fusion Workshop. A diverse group of members from all over the community joined us to construct their very own potato fusion kits and raise money for a couple of good causes. The vibrant and vivacious Gin Nielsen of Project Somos walked us through the workshop as we planted the potatoes and topped them off with organic lettuce starters. Everyone walked away with a sac of ready to grow potatoes and a smile on their face!

If you missed the workshop, good news!! We are still selling potato fusion kits for $15 each.


Wed. March 30, 4:30-6:30pm

Wed. April 6, 4:30-6:30pm

Sun. April 10, 11am-3pm


Your kit will include:

- 2 used burlap coffee sacs donated by Ethical Bean Coffee 

- Nutrient-rich soil donated by MyGardenBag.com

- Organic potatoes donated by Helmers Organic

- An organic lettuce starter plant

If you’d like to purchase a kit, please contact Alicia via phone 604.257.5151 ext. 213 or by e-mail abaddorf@jfsa.ca.

All of the proceeds are donated to TWIAG & Project Somos, a sustainable eco-village in Guatemala for orphaned and abandoned children.

For more photos from the event, join our page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldInAGarden

Picking out some delicious organic potatoes!!

Lovely Gin of Project Somos talk potatoes

A big thank you to Ethical Bean Coffee, who donated potato sacs and coffee for our event!

“It’s so easy, even adults can do it!” Jose shows the adults how it’s done…

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!

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.

Nov 022010

1.       You will be watching our feature  film, FRESH,  www.freshthemovie.ca and it’s an excellent watch!

2.       You’ll  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 valued at over $50 with  Home Grow-in Grocer and Terra Breads gift certificates, antipasto by Tower Foods, Cocolico Chocolate Sauce by Wendy Boys, JB’s Candy Store home-made caramel popcorn, a Green Zebra coupon book and a Nature’s Path Granola bar!

4.       Taste the goodness of fresh and local preparations from our generous sponsors: Windset Farms, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Vij’s, Terra Breads and Edible British Columbia

5.       Experience the flavours of our Farm to Table liquids including: Farmstead wines, Crannog Ales, Dao Tea and Ethical Bean Coffee

6.       There are Door Prizes to be won!

7.       Raffle items include gift baskets from: Seeds of Plenty, Ethical Bean, FarmFolkCityFolk, Edible British Columbia and Choices Market

8.       The first 200 people  to purchase tickets online will be entered to win 2 tickets to the 2011 Feast of Fields www.feastoffields.com ($190 value) and we’re almost there so get online today to order yours at www.festivalcinemas.ca

9.       All this for only  $27! Because it’s so much more than a Film Screening, it’s “A Fresh Event”

Mar 172010

Whether you are a seasoned urban farmer or just love potatoes this interactive and fun workshop fundraiser will get you growing.

Reusing burlap sacs, we will plant highly nutritious organic potatoes at the bottom and lettuce plants at the top – it’s a potato fusion! All plants and materials will be supplied so just BYOG (bring your own gloves) and go home with a sac of potatoes (and lettuce).

Workshop proceeds will be donated to The World in a Garden and Project Somos Children’s Village, Guatemala. We’ll be teaching our children the same gardening skills to last a lifetime!

Click here for event poster: