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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Changes on the Horizon: The Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment and Farmers on 57th, Part 2 of 3

The Pearson Dogwood redevelopment will dramatically change the landscape as the site becomes dominated by luxury condos and high-end retail. When considering this transition, I was particularly interested in how the integration of the proposed 1-acre urban farm contributes to this pattern of change and its potential to alter relationships to place through processes of “green gentrification.”

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Changes on the Horizon: The Pearson Dogwood Redevelopment and Farmers on 57th, Part 1 of 3

In this 3-part blog series, I want to spark dialogue about how the Pearson Dogwood redevelopment contributes to “green gentrification”, explore Fo57’s part in this complex process and encourage Fo57, Onni, Vancouver Coastal Health, City of Vancouver and Parks Board to reflect on the potential negative impacts of their work as they determine the future of the farm.

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2022 Urban Farm Volunteer Learning Program – Apply Now!

The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2022 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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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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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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