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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Grow Your Own Food Course Registration Open

Wanna Grow Your Own Food? Our ever popular Grow Your Own Food course begins in just 3 weeks, Thursday March 29th! Sign up now, space is going fast. $300 and you get your own 4′ x 6′ instructional plot, access to all the tools and supplies you’ll need and 12 instructional sessions every 2nd Thursday, 6:30-8pm. Urban farmers Karen & Jess guide you through every step of the season from soil prep, seed starting to crop maintenance and harvest. Eat what you grow! Find more details at www.farmerson57th.ca. What People Say: “It is a good family activity. We learnt the basic knowledge…

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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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Sharing Salad at Growing Eden

The last two Wednesdays I was immersed in the Growing Eden program, surrounded by the laughter of children and their mothers, and a lush thriving garden. We hunted for peas – secret green treasures hidden among green leaves. I held the plant steady while small hands pulled determinedly, until the pea pod popped free. Then we carefully placed each pea into the basket, and the hunt continued. Meanwhile, a cluster of mothers gathered kale and edible flowers. ‘You can eat flowers?’ led to a discussion about all the lesser known edible parts of the garden. We also harvested about a…

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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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