Green Monster & Fruit Punch Season at Garden Club

The gardens are in full swing at George Pearson Centre. This week during Garden Club, in the Pearson Resident’s therapeutic gardens, we harvested multiple heirloom varieties of apples, beans, peas, mint, kale, zucchinis, and carrots. We tested out two new harvest smoothie recipes: Green Monster and Fruit Punch. Green Monster won best colour. Fruit Punch? Best taste, hands down! See recipes below. Pearson residents have flowers blooming everywhere in the garden here, from sweet peas to verbena, roses, cosmos, double cosmos, and many more! It’s a joy every Tuesday 1-3pm throughout the growing & harvest season making bouquets, sipping smoothies, and…

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Growing Eden: Painting with Beets

This Thursday was a blast in our South Vancouver Growing Eden garden. The kids picked beets and we made beet paint. Paint got everywhere: the ground, our hands and faces, basically anything in sight. Through it all the kids learned about growing beets, ate beets, and made the most brilliant colours you ever did see. Moms cleaned up the garlic harvest and prepared baskets of groceries to take home. Everyone went home with fully bellies of barbecued veggie and chicken skewers, potato salad and garden salad that we ate together under the dappled shade of the trees. Find out more about…

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Hi there, my name is Jaclyn – this years summer student

Hi! My name Jaclyn Kaloczi and I am the Farmers on 57th Summer Student this season. I wanted to introduce myself as over the summer, I will be working with the 3 programs Farmers on 57th leads – The Market Garden at Cambie and 57th selling CSA boxes, the Garden Club at the George Pearson Centre, and with Growing Eden, a food garden for kids and families partnered with the South Vancouver Family Place. As a non-farmer, and someone with little experience working with food, farming and gardening, but a strong passion for it, I will be sharing my personal…

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Seeking CSA Members!

Join our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Pick-up farm fresh veggies every Tuesday, 20 weeks June-October. Register online before our first harvest date June 7th and enjoy the freshest lettuce greens you’ve ever tasted. www.www.farmerson57th.ca/csa/ “We encourage you to visit the farm. Make it your weekly staycation getaway! Harvest day pick-up we enjoy warm afternoons in the sun, talking with people about what’s up in the market garden. Your kids run on the lawn, pick raspberries and poke around the garden. You meet your friends to picnic and visit. Or you grab your grub and rush home to cook up…

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