Bird’s nest in the raspberries

At the Pearson’s residents Garden Club we have a robust thicket of raspberries which brings us great berry joy. One day whilst picking we heard a ‘pip, pip’ bird sound from the bush. Turns out it was the parent bird trying to draw our attention away from its nest, which was balanced in the bushes, about chest height. Such pretty coloured eggs. It is a white-crowned sparrow nest. We all gathered round, and showed pictures and videos to those who couldn’t see the nest from their wheelchair. Sharing such discoveries make them even more special!

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We’re Hiring! Canada Summer Jobs

Hey folks, we have the pleasure and privilege to offer part-time urban farming assistant jobs again this summer, thanks to the federally-funded Canada Summer Jobs program. Candidates must be 30 years and under and meet other Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria. Do you enjoy working in the outdoors and want the opportunity to grow your passion for fresh grown veggies and urban farming? Do you want to develop skills working in the fields of outdoor education and communications, nurturing people’s connection to food, soil and each other? We are currently recruiting for 2 positions: Assistant Urban Farmer & Education Program…

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The Value of a CSA Share: 2020 Member Survey Results

Just like that, another growing season at Farmers on 57th is here. Amidst all the turmoil of last spring came the delightful pivot to sign up more Harvest Box CSA Members than ever before to eat hand-grown food straight from the farm. After receiving harvest boxes for 20 weeks filled with fresh veggies and herbs, 56% of our members participated in a survey to share their experiences. 100% of the CSA members who filled out the survey felt that being a CSA member was beneficial to them, and here are a few of the reasons why:  Affordable Farm Fresh Vegetables…

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Cargo Bicycle Delivery Now Available

Wonderful partnerships form when people connect! A CSA member reached out to offer bicycle delivery service to fellow members. Rob figured he’d be biking anyways, why not drop off some other folks’ veggies & flowers along the way? (See catchment area below). He’s working out some cargo delivery logistics for future endeavors, and what a great trial run. He’s got folks to call on if he has to miss a week, so, reliable. And folks who can’t make the trip to the farm can access our same-day harvested produce. Winning, all round. So glad you reached out Rob. Here’s Rob’s…

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Grow Your Own Food Course is back!

We are so happy to announce that the Grow Your Own Food Course is back for the 2021 growing season. We had to cancel last year during the onset of the pandemic. Growing on the grounds of a long-term health care facility, and the oh-so-uncertain times that were March 2020, fences had to go up around a newly designated COVID recovery ward and we lost access to 35 instructional and community garden plots. We were so sad to lose growing grounds when people most needed access to the outdoors, and to connect with what nourishes us: food, nature & community.…

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2021 Urban Farming Volunteer Learning Program – Apply Now!

The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2021 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. We follow COVID-19 protocols to keep the market garden a place of health and well-being for all. Farmers on 57th is an urban farm on Vancouver Coastal Health land, 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The 1/2 acre market garden grows beautiful organic flowers and veggies for distribution through a 70-family CSA…

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