Love, Respect, Kindness, Generosity, Connection and Possibility

We are a settler-led and predominantly white organization farming in the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Nations. We want to create a safe space for all to join our community, inclusive of people who have experienced trauma and who seek land-based healing and improved food access. We want to guide our day-to-day work, organizational decisions and future by shared values. To discover our shared values as a community we proposed organizational values of Love, Respect, Kindness and Generosity. Core staff and volunteers explored these values in a March 2022 workshop by Kathi Camilleri who is trained and has…

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Solstice Garden Club and Indigenous history

Happy Solstice all! The longest day of the year was marked by grey skies and occasional sprinkling of rain. Today is also National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada with several George Pearson Centre (GPC) residents attending celebrations at the Musqueam reserve, returning aglow. Many nations are represented by the people who live at GPC. We work to reflect on our shared history and towards reconciliation. The land we are on today has long been home to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Just down the hill is the site of the former Musqueam winter village c̓əsnaʔəm which existed long before Vancouver was…

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We’re Hiring! Urban Farming Assistant & Education Program Officer

Vancouver, BC 1 position available Name of Organization: Farmers on 57th Location: Main location at 57th @ Heather Street & Growing Eden Garden @ Bobolink Park Start Date: Flexible, ideally on or before July 5 with last possible end date of September 3, 2022 Hours offered: Tuesday to Saturday, 30 hrs/week for 6-11 weeks for a total possible 330 hours depending on start date Compensation: $15.65/ hour + vacation pay.  This is a Canada Summer job posting, so the successful applicant must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment be a Canadian citizen,…

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Seeking Garden Club Volunteers

We started our well loved Garden Club program with the residents of George Pearson Centre (GPC) at the end of March by starting seeds indoors. This is our 14th year!! It has been a bit chilly so far, for many of the gardeners here, who all get around with the use of a wheelchair. GPC is a longterm residential care facility that is home to 114 adults of all ages. We are now looking for volunteers who are friendly, empathetic, enjoy creating a sense of community, and are interested in working one-on-one with gardeners with disabilities. This program is a…

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2022 Veggie & Flower CSA Shares available

Hello! We are a 1 acre not-for-profit neighbourhood farm growing vegetables since 2009 on the grounds of George Pearson Centre, a long-term residential health care facility in Marpole, Vancouver, BC. We offer a weekly CSA Harvest Box Program for people wanting to revolutionize their relationship with vegetables, and with the people who grow them. Each Tuesday morning, starting Tuesday May 31st, our staff and urban farming learning program volunteers harvest a selection of choice vegetables grown for their diversity and suitability to our growing region. CSA Harvest Box members pick-up their share of the harvest in the afternoon. Weekly flower…

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on an Urban Farm

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Farmers on 57th in 2020 were multiple: loss of reliable access to washrooms, indoor storage and programming space and increases in the cost of agricultural inputs, while at the same time, a growth in CSA membership.

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