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Backyard Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop 1

Discover the art of pruning your fruit trees, Saturday February 27, 1-3pm. Call 604-990-3755 to register. Join Kent Mullinix (Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at Kwantlen UC, and fruit tree guru!) in the Queen Mary Community Garden to learn the basics of backyard fruit tree pruning. He’ll take us through the pruning essentials and answer questions about […]

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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.

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Winter Hiatus

Just like the plants in our gardens slow down over the winter, so do the activities of the EGP… We will be on a brief winter hiatus through the month of January, returning to action in the beginning of February 2010. Check back frequently for upcoming events come spring!

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CNV approves Urban Farm

Professional farm on Parkland…. coming soon! The City of North Vancouver and Greenskins lab are poised to become pioneers of urban farming in the region. On Monday December 7th 2009, CNV council approved staff recommendation to allow the CNV’s first urban farm on public parkland. The concept was proposed, and will be implemented by Greenskins […]

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DNV Community Garden Grant

Where would you like to see a community garden? The District of North Vancouver has announced a one-time grant of up to $15,000 for community garden in the DNV. The grant will be awarded to a registered non-profit organization or community group sponsored by an existing registered non-profit organization, to construct, operate and manage a […]

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Garden Turnover…

The EGP needs new garden space for 2010! Unfortunately, after many years enjoying this backyard garden in North Vancouver, the current resident is moving and the site will be redeveloped. So, we’re looking for new space. If you’ve got back (or front) yard garden space to share with plenty of sun and access to water, […]