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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.
Aug 232012
 

There are a handful of lucky people who get to experience the local farmers market from behind the table, and we are happy to be some of those people! You can find us [and our locally-grown produce] at the Kerrisdale Farmers Market this season on select Saturdays, 10am-2pm. We are grateful to have the opportunity to get chummy with the other vendors, meet our neighbours and proudly distribute our produce that is grown just down the road from the market! It doesn’t get more local than that!

Find us at the market on the following dates in 2012:

Aug 25, Sep 1, Sep 15 & Sep 29

What’s on sale at our table this Sat, Aug 25th?

Blackberries, Gourmet Lettuce blend, Salt Spring garlic, beautiful beets and more!

Aug 172011
 

There’s no better way to remedy the summer heat than with a salad with fresh ingredients from the garden! If you aren’t growing your own veggies, get your produce at local farmers/pocket markets…why?

  • Meet your maker- it’s personal at the markets! Buy your produce from the source, find out what these local growers are all about, and support their hard work (because believe me, it’s not easy).
  • Lower your footprint- instead of being shipped across the country, local markets offer food grown nearby and transported shorter distances- sometimes by bike! This means lower carbon emissions AND fresher food!
  • Eat in season- experience the many benefits of eating fresh food in season…you get the most nutrients & seasonal food is packed with flavor! YUM!

Find The World In A Garden & other local vendors at the Westside Pocket Market every Thursday from 3-7pm at Kits House, Vine & 7th and be sure to check out these other awesome markets:

Southlands: Sundays, 12-4pm, @ 6767 Balaclava Street

Oak Street Farmers Market: Wednesdays, 3-7pm@ Oak & 49th (Unitarian Church)

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Beet the heat with these simple recipes made with the garden basics:

Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Beets

Beet & Quinoa Salad

Beet & Fennel Soup

Beet Bread

Jul 062011
 

If you want to:

A. spend more time in the sun

B. learn more about urban agriculture

C. have more fun; or

D. all of the above

…then you should join us this summer at The World In A Garden! Why be a part of TWIAG? We offer rewarding experiences for people from all walks of life so that we can build community, grow multicultural awareness, and educate Vancouverites to make healthy & environmentally sound decisions. We believe that it is your small and valuable decisions that will make life in Vancouver & the world more sustainable!

Summer has brought lots of exciting events (new and returning) and volunteer opportunities to our garden, and we’d like to share some of those with you…

  • Passport to Permaculture: A Kids Camp (NEW)

Following the ethics of permaculture- care of the earth, care of all people and fair share- kids will explore the different aspects of urban agriculture- nutrition, local food, biodiversity and ethical business. Participants receive stamps in their “Passport to Permaculture” as they complete activities representing the 12 principles of permaculture. The camp features knowledgeable & engaging guest speakers, arts & crafts, hands-on activities, a field trip to Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company and a camper-run garden gate sale! Click on the “workshops & camps” tab for more information.

  • Seed to Table Workshop Series

We are very excited about our workshop series this summer! It includes interesting topics & knowledgeable guest speakers from our area who are committed to growing local, minimizing footprints and building a more sustainable community.

Coming up: Arts & Seed Starts (A Kids Workshop) & Backyard Chickensboth on JULY 20- double the fun!

  • Markets

This summer, TWIAG is happy to be part of three wonderful markets: Oak St. Farmer’s Market & Westside Pocket Market & Southlands Market. Check them out on our “where to find us” page. And remember to buy local :)

  • Native Edible Garden

In honor of First Nations culture and heritage, we are planting a native edible garden along the boulevard south of our garden. The garden will be blessed by Squamish Nation Minister, Eugene Harry, and planted with the help of Linaea Nurseries and the community that has supported us since our beginnings.