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And the award goes to….

Leslie! On May 4th the City of North Vancouver hosted its annual celebration for the City’s Youth Awards. “The Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes youth between the ages of 10-24 years for noteworthy achievements and contributions to the community.” This year Leslie, the EGP’s Community Coordinator, won the Outstanding Supporter of Youth Award. Here is […]

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New Adventures & Many Friends

People often fear change, but as gardeners and farmers we know that change is inevitable – no season is ever the same, and there are infinite opportunities to tweak, adjust, and improve our gardens. At the end of March I moved to the North Okanagan to start a farm(ahh!!). Needless to say after working with […]

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Meet Our 2016 Volunteer Farm Interns

We’ve got a fantastic 2016 Volunteer Intern Crew working with Holly at Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden.  You’ll meet them in the field or farm gate sales, but here’s an introduction: Ali Ali recently completed her Certificate in Sustainable Community Development at SFU where she developed an interest in sustainable food systems […]

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We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring! Farmer: Download the job description and application information Summer Student: Sharing the Bounty Assistant Download the job description and application information Summer Student: Urban Farm Assistant Download the job description and application information

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2016 GardenSmart Workshops

Our 2016 GardenSmart workshop series begins in March! We’ll bring you over 20 workshops that mix “lecture-style” and hands on learning, and cover a broad range of vegetable gardening and sustainability related topics. Click here for the latest list of workshops! The GardenSmart Workshop is co-hosted by the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project […]

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6th Annual Seedy Saturday

The North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project and the City of North Vancouver Library welcomes gardening newbies and enthusiasts alike to their Seedy Saturday seed swap extravaganza! This well-attended annual event runs from 12noon-2pm on Saturday, March 12th. This year it will be held at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th Street, […]

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2016 Volunteer Farm Internship

We’re looking for 2-5 outstanding candidates for our volunteer internship program hosted at Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden. Please help spread the word to any who may be interested! DEADLINE: February 14th!  Program details and application instructions are available in this PDF download. NEW: High School Students can apply for our Student […]

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North Shore Community Garden Society Planning Meeting

Strategic Planning and Recruiting New Board Members On January 23rd at 12:30pm the North Shore Community Garden Society (NSCGS) is hosting a strategic planning session to determine goals for the growth of community gardens on the North Shore in the coming years.  The NSCGS is a volunteer run organization, and is also recruiting new board […]

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Teacher’s Thoughts on School Garden Program

EGP School Garden Program Participant Teacher Susan: Susan Mont is a Grade 5 teacher at Queen Mary Elementary School in North Vancouver.  She loves the school garden program (previously called FedUp) and the value it adds to her teaching.  The lesson plans and activities are easy to follow, complete, and connect to the curriculum, and make teaching […]