How about those hens?!

The District of North Vancouver Mayor and Council are reviewing a bylaw to allow backyard hens! They’d love your feedback, so please take a moment to share!  Click on the “Draft domestic hens bylaw now” link at the bottom of the page to provide your feedback!

Onions, onions, onions!

We usually grow leeks in the sharing gardens—they are high value compared to onions, which are readily available at a low cost,  but harder to grow well (most farmers hill them to get more of the delicious white part) and they take ALL season. At the hub this year, folks loved scallions. And every year, my […]

We’re hiring! Farmer and Farm-Hand Positions Open

We’re excited to offer two openings at our social enterprise farms, Farmer and Farm-hand, for the start of the 2017 season. Please see the job descriptions and eligibility requirements are listed below, and please share widely with your networks! Farmer Job Description – click to download Farm Hand Job Description – click to download Applications […]

The Season of Change

  As a farmer, there are few things that feel as exciting as hints of the arrival of Spring.  The warmth of the sun returns, the smell of damp soil mixes with the crisp air and hopes of bountiful fields and mid-summer harvests jump out of the pages of seed catalogues and trays of emerging […]

Sharing some season highlights

As we start to gear up for the season ahead, we wanted to share some of the highlights from the 2016 season. Often I mistrust measuring success by the numbers, but these say a lot about what we did in the farms and gardens this year: in 2016 we hosted 130 workbees at Loutet Farm and in the […]

2017 Urban Farm Volunteer Intern Applications Open

Looking for an opportunity to experience a season in a community engaged food growing space?  Dreaming of starting a small farm and not sure where to start?  We’re looking for outstanding and inspired candidates for our volunteer intern team at Loutet Farm and the Sutherland Schoolyard Market Garden. Please help spread the word to any […]

2017 Seedy Saturday: Garden Season Kick Off

Garden Season Kickoff: Seed Swap, Knowledge Sharing and Community Gathering When: Saturday, March 18th, 10—3pm. Where: 3rd Floor Program Room, North Vancouver City Library This ain’t just a seed swap! We are gathering to share inspiration and learning about growing resilient gardens. New and experienced gardeners are invited to join us at the Garden Season Kickoff, for the full […]

Update from the Hives: Our Year in Beekeeping at Loutet Farm

Although we’ve had honeybee hives at Loutet Farm since 2013, last year was my and Leslie’s first year managing the hives.  A huge shout out to Lianne and Trevor from Two Bees Apiary for their mentorship and resources during our freshman year –  we couldn’t have done it without you two! I can’t speak for […]


We’re Hiring! – Education Coordinator

Are you or someone you know passionate about teaching young students in the garden?  Want to join a great team working to get students out of the classroom and into school gardens across the North Shore? We’re hiring an Education Coordinator.  See the attached job description and please share widely.  Posting closes January 18, 2017. Download […]