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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A Time for Crop Rotation

As you know, fall is around the corner. That means for us at our Market Garden, crop rotation time! We are slowly emptying out the farm beds of our summery, warm veggies like cucumbers and zucchinis and planting seeds for the return of cooler crops. Expect to see things like lettuce, greens, kale, collards, carrots, beans and beets! Learn more about our CSA veggie boxes!

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Ephemeral Art at Growing Eden this Week

This week at Growing Eden, kids, moms, coordinators and volunteers created beautiful, ephemeral art using flower pedals, leaves, grass and branches we foraged for on site. Farmer’s on 57th Market Garden also donated a bunch of farm fresh flowers for our art and for families to take home. As the summer is heating up, it was a nice break from the sun. We sat together in the shaded walkway, decorating the pathway for ourselves and passers by to enjoy. We also had a delicious lunch today of quinoa veggie stew and broiled peached with vanilla ice cream! One of our weekly attending families…

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