Schools Out!

Summer's here already!? It's only been a month since our first market! We've been enjoying all the fennel bulbs, carrots, hakurei turnips, broccolini, and purple kohlrabis! We also had a lovely time at our Farm Family Day. We celebrated with ribbon dancing, bee safaris and blackberry weaving! It was great having families come down to the farm to explore the space we love. If you haven't seen the photos, head on over to our Facebook Page.

The end of June also meant the end of this year's Edible Garden Education Program (EGEP). We had an amazing year with our dedicated volunteers, tireless teachers, and brilliant students. Michael, our Education Coordinator has shared some of the highlights from this year's programming below! The EGEP team is also offering day camps at Loutet Farm this summer! Be sure to pass this on to any parents looking for some engaging summer activities for their kids.

This year, we're experimenting with a monthly Wednesday Community market on July 4th from 2-6pm! Our next Saturday Community Market is on July 21st from 10am-2pm. July will bring our first zucchinis, cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers; come enjoy the first fruits of the summer with us!

In this Issue

5. Call for Community Market Vendors
6. Upcoming Events
7. Seed Diversity
8. Get Involved!
 

Highlights from our Education Program

With the end of the school year comes the end of another year of the Edible Garden Education Program! It’s been a privilege working with so many brilliant young minds across the North Shore. This year we worked monthly with 32 elementary divisions and 2 secondary divisions. We had another 15 divisions join us for a field trip to Loutet Farm. We wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the year and share some of our favourite moments.
Students worked from September-June to plan, build, experiment, plant, grow, harvest, and learn in their schoolyard gardens, or on the farm. We dissected seeds, studied our soil’s biodiversity, and examined the inside of a honeybee hive. Students learned to co-operatively care for their garden spaces and reflect on their experiences. Finally, we celebrated all our learning and hard work in the garden by making a delicious salad from all the produce we grew.
Our program wouldn’t be such a success without the support of our incredible volunteer team, the schools we partner with, and the teachers we work with! Our gardens thrive thanks to teachers ensuring the garden is watered when we’re not around.
Thanks to everybody who participated in the program and we can’t wait to be back in schoolyard gardens in September!

Loutet Farm Summer Camps

Community Market Dates

Our community market dates are set for the year. Join us for farm tours, artisanal crafts, baked goods, & more! If you know somebody who is interested in becoming a vendor, please let us know!
Call for Community Market Vendors
 

 
We're looking for more vendors for our Community Markets! We have stalls available for both our Wednesday and Saturday Community Market dates through-out the summer. If you know any artists, artisans, bakers, crafters, etc, please have them contact us at loutetcommunitymarket@gmail.com
 Join our Sharing Gardens Team

Our Sharing Gardens are managed by volunteers who plan, cultivate, and maintain the gardens to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for the people that need it most in our community.

They are located in back-yards, front-yards, rooftops, boulevards, and community gardens. The fresh produce is distributed through our social service partners, including: the Harvest Project, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and the Sage Women’s Transition House.

If you're interested in participating, please get in touch with Claire at volunteer@ediblegardenproject.com
Upcoming Events
July 4: Loutet Farm Community Market 2pm- 6pm
July 21: Loutet Farm Community Market 10am- 2pm
July 21: Gardensmart: Beekeeping 102: Integrated Pest Management with Brian Campbell
July 25: Gardensmart: Seed Saving 101
July 26: Whole Foods Community Giving Day

Loutet Farm Workbees (ongoing)

Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 pm
Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm

Stay tuned to our website calendar or our Facebook page for other upcoming events and workshops!
7 reasons why you should care about Seed Diversity

At Loutet Farm we focus on planting open-pollinated vegetable seeds! Here's 7 reasons why we care about Seed Diversity! Join EGP's Education Coordinator on July 25th for a hands-on workshop and learn about how to save your own seeds! You can even use Loutet Farm produce!

Get Involved


We are always looking for volunteers at Loutet Farm and for our Sharing Gardens!
  1. Internships with EGP
  2. Volunteer with EGP
  3. Become a Community Market Vendor
  4. Book a Farm Tour
  5. Help Grow Edible Garden Project

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