Growing Eden

Hello Families!  Would you like to:Making Pizzas

  • be a part of a beautiful community garden?
  • learn to grow your own flowers and vegetables?
  • involve your children in the joys of nature and gardens?
  • take home fresh, organic harvest?

Sign Up Here for this drop-in style program for the 2023 season

Growing Eden is a locally funded garden-based program for parents and children of all ages. We especially welcome families who are refugees, low-income or new immigrants from the South Vancouver neighbourhood who are interested in learning about the pleasures of growing and eating your own garden harvest, growing a food secure community, one harvest at a time. Growing Eden is free to attend.

We meet Mondays from 11am-1pm to plant, tend and harvest food from our garden, share recipes and anecdotes. At Growing Eden, we build community and connect with each other bi-weekly from May through August. Growing Eden finishes at the end of summer, with a date or two in September to put the garden to rest for the season and plant our garlic for harvest in 2024.  

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Growing Eden

How to get here?

Our garden is nestled between beautiful Bobolink Park and the South Vancouver Family Place at Nanaimo and 61st. 

To get there by bus, take the 49 bus and transfer at Elliott Street onto the 29 Elliott bus heading south. Get off the bus at Southbound Muirfield Drive at Hoylake Ave. 


Program Details:

  • Monday, May 1, 2023, 11am – 1pm
  • This is a hands-on active program. Come ready to get a bit dirty! Please bring a sunhat and clothes to do gardening in and water to drink and snacks for your familyeat outdoors
  • We provide most garden tools, seedlings and seeds. Please bring a pair of gardening gloves and a trowel if you have your own.
  • Your children are welcome and encouraged to join. We will provide age-appropriate activities.
  • Priority is for families who are refugees, low-income or new immigrants 
              • All neighbourhood families are encouraged to visit.

Any Questions?

Contact Alyssa Dawn at, call or text 604-720-7908

Growing Eden is a partnership of:

  • Farmers on 57th
  • South Vancouver Family Place
  • Robert and Anna Koerner Foundation Community Fund
  • South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
  • City of Vancouver

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