What Happened at the Willow & Dogwood Weaving Workshop?

Hey guys! Remember that weaving workshop we had at the end of June? Maybe you weren’t able to make it out, but here’s the down low of what happened at our super fun Willow & Dogwood Weaving Workshop! First of all, there was an amazing turn out!! Thank you to everyone who came and joined in! The arch looks beautiful! As eco-artist, Sharon Kallis, arrived, we introduced ourselves and began the process by stripping Willow branches of their leaves and organizing them in similar-sized piles. Excitement and anticipation built as members of the neighbourhood, Farmers on 57th, and residents and…

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When There is Housing Anxiety, Where is Home?

Written by Pendra Wilson Home is where I was today at Farmer’s on 57th. I was digging holes alone with a pickaxe and shovel. I have to admit I might also have been feeling sorry for myself. Farmer’s on 57th has been located on George Pearson land, which is a residency for the severely disabled. We’ve been there for 10 years. The farm’s original mandate was to integrate with the residents.   I’m not one of the 4 female founders. I was someone that joined one of the programs wanting to learn how to garden and provide more food security. My…

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Upcoming Dogwood & Willow Weaving Workshop!

Hey folks, we have an exciting community event coming up at the farm! A Dogwood and Willow Weaving Workshop! Community gardeners, students in the Grow Your Own Food Course, Pearson residents and staff, Market Gardeners, and neighbours of the centre are all welcome to come out and try their artistic side, no experience necessary. And don’t worry if you’re not sure how to weave, Sharon Kallis, an environmental artist and author of Common Thread will be there to facilitate.  All are welcome but please arrive early if you would like to participate in the construction of the cadenza as the artist,…

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Therapeutic Gardening Workshop August 21st, 2018

Gardening can be a therapeutic activity for many people, including seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers. In partnership with George Pearson Centre, Farmers on 57th specializes in gardening and building communities with residents living with disabilities. Sarah from Farmers on 57th will introduce us to the benefits of therapeutic gardening, and how to make gardening accessible for those with limited mobility. Date: August 21st (Tuesday) Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Location: South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (6470 Victoria Dr.)

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Pea Salad Soup Recipe & Cooking Demo by Brigitte Gemme

We had a wonderful cooking demonstration at the market garden Tuesday. Our very own CSA member, Brigitte Gemme of Smart Vegan Kitchen shared some recipes to help use up the greens in the weekly harvest box. She whipped up some samples under the Norway Maple tree and us lucky farmers & CSA members lapped them up! The all-things-green Pesto used blanched carrot tops, was super smooth and lemony from the purslane, and had chopped walnuts sprinkled atop to preserve the crunch. The Pea Salad Soup was delicious, and who knew you could cook salad greens? Super useful in what has been an…

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