What does it take to move a community farm? A Community!

The Farmers on 57th market garden is moving! As many of our members, neighbours & friends of the farm are aware, this year marks the beginning of a transition phase for the Farmers on 57th urban farm. The George Pearson Centre land on which we grow (formerly owned by Vancouver Coastal Health) is undergoing full redevelopment, starting now. The first phase of the Pearson Dogwood Lands construction has already begun, as is obvious now when you visit the market garden. Despite all the turmoil & sadness of this being our last farming season on our current soils, there is much…

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MAY 12TH, 2018 – JOIN OUR WEEKEND FARM BUILD!

Calling all weekend farm warriors: Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 12th 10am – 2pm Come to the George Pearson Centre for our Weekend Farm Build! Dress for rain or shine, and expect to get dirty as we build the new site for the Farmers on 57th Urban Farm. We’ll spend the day tackling a big mound of soil with our shovels and wheelbarrows and moving it to raise brand new farm beds for winter crops.         What to bring: Sunscreen & hat Water bottle Gardening gloves (if you have them – otherwise we have some extras) Sturdy…

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Urban Farming Volunteer Learning Program – Apply Now!

Apply now! Urban Farming Learning Program with Farmers on 57th The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2018 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment. Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land on 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The market garden grows beautiful organic veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We also grow and market cut flower bouquets. We operate on…

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I just want to grow Flowers

We asked him if he wanted to grow carrots. NO. Beets, NO. Peas, beans, zucchini, no no no…parsley, tomatoes…the list went on. To each he shook his head, almost imperceptibly – but definitely a no. We begin Garden Club each year with a seed starting gathering at the end of March. We try to figure out what each Pearson resident gardener wants to grow from the vegetable and flower seeds that we have. Having exhausted our list of vegetables, I went through the flower options: Calendula, Cosmos, Sweet Peas…and here, the brightly coloured pictures of the promised flowers appeared to…

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FIRST ANNUAL WEED TAKEDOWN! PART TROIS

Sunday August 27th, 2017 10am-4pm Farmers on 57th Market Garden 650 West 57th Avenue Weeds happen every year, but this season we’re gonna win! This is part three of our Summer Weed Party Series. Come on out, get your hands in the soil, and help a farmer out. Please bring: Sunscreen Sunhat Water bottle Your own lunch/ snacks Gardening gloves (if you have them – we have some extras if you don’t) Kids welcome! Drop by anytime you like, even to visit.

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First Annual Weed Takedown! Part Deux

Sunday July 30th, 2017 10am-4pm Farmers on 57th Market Garden 650 West 57th Avenue Weeds happen every year, but this season we’re gonna win! This is part two of our end of July Weed Party Series. Come on out, get your hands in the soil, and help a farmer out. Please bring: Sunscreen Sunhat Water bottle Your own lunch/ snacks Gardening gloves (if you have them – we have some extras if you don’t) Kids welcome! Drop by anytime you like, even to visit.

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First Annual Weed Takedown!

Sunday July 23rd, 2017 10am-4pm Farmers on 57th Market Garden 650 West 57th Avenue Weeds happen every year, but this season we’re gonna win! Come on out, get your hands in the soil, and help a farmer out. Please bring: Sunscreen Sunhat Water bottle Your own lunch/ snacks Gardening gloves (if you have them – we have some extras if you don’t) Kids welcome! RSVP hello@farmerson57th.ca or text Farmer Karen 778-997-3609 to let us know you’re coming.

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Urban Farming Volunteer Learning Program 2017 – Apply Now

Apply now! Urban Farming Learning Program with Farmers on 57th The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2017 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment. Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land on 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The market garden grows beautiful organic veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We also grow and market cut flower bouquets. We operate on…

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URBAN FARMING Learning Program 2016

Apply now! Urban Farming Learning Program with Farmers on 57th The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2016 season! This full season learning experience will immerse you into the world of ecological farming. It is a practical hands-on experience where you exchange your labour and commitment for our instruction, supervision and mutual commitment. Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land near 57th and Cambie. The market garden grows beautiful organic veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We also grow and market cut flower bouquets. There are a number of community related projects…

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Fall Garden Work Parties

 

work partyWe’d love to see you in the garden! Come pull plants, seed cover crops & help us put this garden to bed. Gloves & tools provided. Kids welcome!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 10-2
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 10-2
Farmers on 57th Market Garden, 650 West 57th Avenue (east of Cambie)
Why? It’s good to get outside, spend time with people and touch the earth.
 
Come on out for an hour or 2 and enjoy a warm cup of soup and bread with us over lunch.
We’ll be there rain or shine.