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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.
Aug 302012

School is just around the corner, but who says kids have to be in the classroom to learn?

We are happy to announce Passport to Permaculture Fall Workshops for Kids! If you missed our summer camp, don’t fret- kids can join us for after school workshops this fall, Sept 25th & Oct 2nd at The World in a Garden. Activities include: planting with recycled materials, making a garden salad-to-go, getting creative with garden art and much more!

REGISTER HERE or e-mail Alicia for more details: alicia@theworldinagarden.com


Read a testimonial from one of our camper’s parents from Passport to Permaculture Summer Camp 2012:

“Our daughter attended the Passport to Permaculture and said it was her best summer camp ever,  every day she came home excited to tell me what she had experienced.  She loved that she could touch everything in the garden and I appreciated that she could explore all the elements of growing, maintaining and learning about a garden.  She became aware of the importance of Bees from a bee keeper, the cycle of the chicken and the egg while the kids could hold the chicken and putting together a market to sell the produce that they had harvested from the garden.  I enjoyed seeing her and the other children engaged and taking ownership of the garden, identifying plants, enjoying the fresh produce and learning that vegetables don’t grow in the back of a store.”

Jun 132011

What’s Seed to Table? It’s the organic process that brings food to your plate!

The World in a Garden is comitted to this process by educating, growing and distibuting healthy, clean and fresh, FRESH food.

How? Check out what we are up to this week and this summer:

1. We’re serving up Pizza with Purpose tomorrow night at Rocky Mountain Flatbread – check out the poster here where you can also order our pizza themed planters: veggie, herb and spicy!

2. We will be selling some of our fresh produce at the Oak Street Market on Wednesday, June 15th from 3 – 7. Join TWIAG and other local farmers.

3. The 1st of our 9 series 2011is happening this weekend on Sunday, June 19th. It’s Winter Gardening

4. Our Passport to Permaculture kids camp is also happening – soon. Check out our poster here:

Join us and share the bounty of the work we are doing for a food secure tomorrow. We’re hungry for change and every healthy bite makes a difference!

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 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!!