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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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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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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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!

**Update June 15th, 2022: We have a volunteer position available for harvest Tuesdays, 9am-3pm.** 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…

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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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