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 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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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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The journey of a flower farmer

Hello there! Thank you for being curious about what a flower farmer’s journey may be! My name is Thanu, and I am about to start my second flower growing season with Farmers on 57th and couldn’t be more excited to get the seedlings in the soil. In the last few years, I have met amazing individuals who grow flowers in Vancouver, and every single farmer has such a different story of how they got there. Ultimately it was the realization that growing flowers fed our soul in a way that is indescribable, yet so fulfilling, and this is my journey…

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2020 Urban Farming Volunteer Learning Program – Apply Now!

The Farmers on 57th market garden is seeking Learning Program volunteers for the 2020 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, 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The 1/2 acre market garden grows beautiful organic flowers and veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We operate on the grounds of George Pearson Centre, home to 100+ people living with disabilities. There…

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When There is Housing Anxiety, Where is Home?

Written by Pendra Wilson Home is where I was today at Farmers on 57th. I was digging holes alone with a pickaxe and shovel. I have to admit I might also have been feeling sorry for myself. Farmers on 57th has been located on George Pearson land, which is a residence for the severely disabled. We’ve been there for 10 years. One of the farm’s mandates is to integrate with the residents.   I’m not one of the 4 female founders. I was someone that joined one of the programs wanting to learn how to garden and provide more food security.…

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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 2019 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, 57th Avenue near Cambie Street, in Vancouver, BC. The market garden grows beautiful organic flowers and veggies for distribution through a CSA program. We operate on the grounds of George Pearson Centre,…

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SOIL SLINGIN’ SATURDAY OCTOBER 6, 1-4PM

Hey folks, we are building a farm! The existing market garden will be a construction site in Phase 1 of the Pearson Dogwood Development by ONNI. Help us complete the growing beds at our new site in the cool October sunshine. We be slingin’ soil to form permanent raised beds with the mighty shovel, rake & wheelbarrow. All equipment supplied, gardening gloves too if you don’t have your own. Just bring you, a water bottle, and a snack if you need something to sustain you through a 3 hour workout. Date: Saturday October 6th, 2018 Time: 1-4pm Location: On the…

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Soil Slingin’ Evening Sessions July 12th & 26th 7-9pm

Hey folks, we are building a new farm this summer! Be a part of it. The existing market garden will be a construction site as of November 2019. To spread out the work and to be able to grow some winter crops, we are prepping our new garden beds right now. Help us complete the growing beds at our new main site in the cool summer evening hours. We be slingin’ soil to form permanent raised beds with the mighty shovel, rake & wheelbarrow. All equipment supplied, gardening gloves too if you don’t have your own. Just bring you, a…

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What does it take to move a community farm? A Community!

The Farmers on 57th market garden is moving! As many of our members, neighbours & friends of the farm are aware, this year marks the beginning of a transition phase for the Farmers on 57th urban farm. The George Pearson Centre land on which we grow (formerly owned by Vancouver Coastal Health) is undergoing full redevelopment, starting now. The first phase of the Pearson Dogwood Lands construction has already begun, as is obvious now when you visit the market garden. Despite all the turmoil & sadness of this being our last farming season on our current soils, there is much…

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