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North Shore Community Garden Society seeking Vice President

The North Shore Community Garden Society (NSCGS) is seeking a volunteer vice president About the NSCGS The purpose of the North Shore Community Garden Society is to oversee the use and management of new community gardens on the North Shore. Our aim is to: • promote a diversity of approaches to sustainable gardening • encourage […]

North Shore Fruit Tree Project

The Fruit Tree Project has arrived on the North Shore The North Shore Fruit Tree Project Society is here to connect those with fruit growing trees to those in need.  Organized picks in your community will provide fruit to local food banks and organizations in need. How it works: If you would like to donate […]

Queen Mary Grand Opening: A Success

The sun came out on Saturday, and we had a very exciting day at Queen Mary.  Mayor Mussatto joined us to help open the garden – AND did a Square Foot Gardening demonstration, Bryony Lake provided some of the best face painting I’ve seen in a long time, musicians ‘Dye Kytary’ provided some excellent tunes, […]

The Day of the Honey Bee

This year, for the first time, Beekeepers, B.C. Honey Producers Association, and others in the industry are joining with governments at every level to draw attention to the plight of honeybees and the threat that it represents. The North Shore joins cities across North America to educate about these essential pollinators who contribute an estimated […]

The EGP is HIRING!

A Part time Volunteer and Events Coordinator If you’re looking for part time summer employment where you get to meet lots of great gardeners click here. The EGP is hiring a part time Volunteer Events Coordinator from the end of May until mid October. This is a highly varied, highly flexible, and very fun job! […]

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Edible Garden Project Fundraiser!

Support the EGP for three tuesdays in march by eating ethical pizza. The Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company (1255 Lynn Valley Road) has offered to donate 10% of food sales on: Tuesday March 9th Tuesday March 16th Tuesday March 30th Dine at Rocky Mountain Flatbread between 6-9pm and not only do you get a delicious meal […]

Sharing Backyards

Connecting Gardeners with Garden Space Spring is springing, and gardeners are itching to get their hands in the soil – the problem is that many north shore gardeners don’t have any soil to work in! If you’ve got garden space to share, or are looking for space, check out City Farmer’s ‘Sharing Backyards‘ website. Here […]

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Advancing Urban Agriculture Grants

Grant opportunity for North Shore Initiatives Vancouver Coastal Health is once again offering their ‘Advancing Urban Agriculture Grants’ to the community. The goal of this grant is to increase food security for all members of the North Shore community while specifically working to improve access to healthy foods for people with low income. Vancouver Coastal […]

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Table Matters

Summary of Main Ideas On October 23rd 2009, Vancouver Coastal Health with the Edible Garden Project and the BC Healthy Living Alliance hosted “Table Matters: A Community Discussion about Food Security on the North Shore’‘. With over 75 participants, the discussion was lively and inspiring. A summary of the main ideas can be found here.