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What Spring should look like in the tent!

Our Seedling Area at Maplewood Farm

Sometime last year, Leslie observed that there is an “invisible” element to some of what we do on the EGP farms.  A big one is our seedling and transplant production takes place at Maplewood Farm. For the last few years, we’ve partnered with Maplewood Farm to use their glass greenhouse for our Spring propagation area. […]


DIY Seedling area in the Office!

A practical post for all you DIY folks out there… allow me to present the EGP temporary office seeding area!  This came together in an afternoon when our regular seeding area was unavailable for a few weeks in January. If you’ve got a warm indoor area with lots of sun exposure, whether it be on […]


Getting Down with Brown: The Secret to Great Compost

This blog post comes to us courtesy of the North Shore Recycling Program. Check out their website for great tips and to connect with a compost expert!   Poor brown, always playing second fiddle to its popular eco-partner, green. When you’re talking sustainability, everyone aspires to greenness. Few are down with being brown. Thankfully, we […]

Queen Mary Compost Bins

GardenSmart Workshop – Backyard Composting: Simple Steps for Beginners

When: Saturday, Sept 14 – 10:00am-11:30am Where: Charros Community Garden Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 Join Elizabeth Leboe for a hands-on opportunity to learn how to compost successfully in your own backyard. Whether you’re starting from scratch or with a slimy, smelly bin, we’ll get you on the right track!This is a hands-on outdoor workshop […]


GardenSmart Workshop – Winter Gardening: Growing Food through a West Coast Winter

When: Tuesday, July 23 – 7:00pm-8:30pm Where: John Braithwaite Community Centre, Anchor Room  Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 It’s the perfect time to plan next year’s winter garden! So save a little space in your garden, and join the expert farmer Garden Wright to learn about growing hardy food in small urban spaces during the depths of […]

patio veggies

GardenSmart Workshop – Patio Veggies: Growing Great food in Containers

When: Saturday, May 14 – 7:00pm-8:30pm Where: John Braithwaite Community Centre, Anchor Room Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 If you live in an apartment, or have limited garden space, join Heather Johnstone to learn the secrets of growing food in small spaces! The GardenSmart Workshop Series is jointly presented by the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the North […]


Loutet Farm Workbee

Loutet Farm Workbee Saturday’s, May 11th & June 8th 1pm – 4pm Join us at Loutet Farm, the whole community is welcome! We will have tools and gloves available for you to use and no experience is necessary. Who knows what Farmer Gavin will have in store for us?! Please remember to dress for the […]


GardenSmart Workshop – Aquaponics: Sustainable Fish From Your Own Backyard

When: Saturday, May 4 – 1:00pm-3:00pm Where: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 A practical workshop on how to produce your own organic vegetables and fresh fish in one sustainable, closed-loop system – all in your own backyard. Observe a functioning aquaponics system right here on the north shore! Note that this is an […]