Morning dew, autumn greens, & goodbyes

These cool mornings have us arriving at the farm early enough to see the dew rising from the fields and leaving pools of water on our winter brassicas. It's little things like this that get us excited for fall. September also means squash, leeks, peppers, and autumn greens! We're excited to have these items available at our Loutet Farm Gate Sales on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The farm and office are more quiet than they've been for the past four months. On Friday we said goodbye to our summer students, Mikaela & Emmalee. They're off to school to finish their programs at Concordia University & Kwantlen Polytechnic respectively. We're so happy to found such wonderful students; we wouldn't have survived the summer without them! A big thank you to Canada Summer Jobs and UNAC for providing us with funding to make these opportunities available. We wish them all the best with their studies and hope to see their faces around the farm next summer! Emmalee summarized her summer here beautifully!

On Friday, we also said goodbye to our Program Manager, Thanu. She'll be taking the time to focus on her studies and complete her Master's Program at UBC. She was beyond dedicated, and was an important part of EGP, the North Shore Neighbourhood House, and the North Shore community. We are grateful for her passion, and dedication as our boss, our colleague, our beekeeper, and our friend. We wish her the best with her studies and future endeavours.

We're sad to say goodbye to Emmalee, Mikaela, and Thanu, but are excited for things to come. We're having a NSNH Fundraiser at Loutet Farm next week, and our community market is on September 20th. Read on to catch up with the Edible Garden Education Project, some winter gardening tips, and information about upcoming events!

 Always Growing,

     - Michael, Haydn, & Claire

In this Issue

1. Loutet Farm Summer Sessions
2. Winter Growing Tips
3. Volunteer Recruitment
4. Eating for a Changing Climate
5. Upcoming Events
6. Get Involved!

Food, Wine, & Wishes

Please join us for Wine, Appetizers and a silent Auction at Loutet Farm on Friday September 14th! The event runs from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Tickets include appetizers and one drink ticket. All proceeds of the event will go toward North Shore Neighbourhood House Programs and Services. We hope to see you there!

Should that day happen to be rainy, we will move the event to The NSNH at 225 East 2nd Street. An email will be sent that morning with an update so please leave your email when registering!

RSVP here
Loutet Farm Field Trips
 
We're starting to book field trips for the school year! If you'd like your class, or your kid's class to come explore Loutet Farm, please get in touch with our education coordinator at schools@ediblegardenproject.com. We're also happy to visit your school or childcare centre!
Winter Growing Tips
 
There's still some seeding that can happen in your gardens! If you'd like to grow arugula, radishes, turnips, or winter greens, seed in the next week! It's also time to start thinking about cover crops! If you've never grown cover crops, here's a good primer. It's a great way to add organic matter, lock up nutrients, and protect your soil from the winter rains!
 Join our Volunteer Team!

We can use all the support we can get! Whether you've volunteered in the past, or if you've never volunteered before, we'd love to hear from you! You can find more information about signing up to volunteer here:  We're also open to group and corporate volunteers.

The Origin of Crops

If you don't follow us on facebook, you would've missed this very interesting interactive map! Do you ever wonder where the food we eat was originally grown? At Loutet Farm, we grow crops from all around the world! Check out the map to see where the contents of your fridge originated.

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

Upcoming Events

September 8: Back to School BBQ at Queen Mary Garden 11am-2pm
September 14: Food, Wine, & Wishes
September 22: Loutet Farm Community Market 10-2pm
September 23: GardenSmart: Planning a perennial food garden
September 23: River's Day
September 24: BC Field Trips Fair
 

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!

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