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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Pumpkin Contest Is On!

Every year the residents at Pearson Centre Garden Club have a contest to see who can grow the biggest pumpkin! Last year, it was over 300 pounds! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin stews, soups, and baked goods still did not leave us short of pumpkin! Staff, volunteers, and residents each took some home, and it was a definite fall feature! This year, the contest is on again! We will be tracking the pumpkins over the next weeks. Check back on our blog for updates, photos and pumpkin recipes!

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Garden Club Update at the George Pearson Residence!

Next to our Market Garden where we grow and harvest local foods for CSA boxes, is Garden Club. Garden Club is a Therapeutic Garden for the residents at the George Pearson Centre. Raised planting beds filled with fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers are planted and cared for by the Pearson residents with the help of volunteers. Each week, Garden Club offers everyone a break from our daily routines, and time to be together outside. Each week we harvest whatever is ready to be picked, make smoothies together using our harvest, arrange beautiful bouquet’s of fresh flowers to share throughout Pearson Centre, and enjoy the most delicious cakes…

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Market Garden – Halfway Through our Summer Season Already!

Today marked our ‘half-way’ point through the summer season at the Market Garden already! As time passes, and weeks change from one to another, so does the harvest featured in our weekly CSA boxes.  Today we harvested lettuce, tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, onions, leeks, fennel, and carrots amongst some other crops. Volunteers picked and arranged beautiful bouquet’s of pink, purple, orange and white dahlias to include in our boxes! If you’re interested in eating healthy, locally grown food here in Vancouver, you can learn more about our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box options here or stop by the farm for a visit.…

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