Emily's potluck, April workshops, & lots of opportunities to get your hands in the soil!
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New Adventures & Many Friends

by Emily 
People often fear change, but as gardeners and farmers we know that change is inevitable - no season is ever the same, and there are infinite opportunities to tweak, adjust, and improve our growing practices. At the end of March I moved to the North Okanagan to start a farm. Needless to say after working with the Edible Garden Project for six years, this has been a huge change and transition for me.... read more...

     

Kristi, On Growing Community 

by Kristi 
I first learned about the EGP when I saw the blog post about Heather Johnstone’s departure and Emily’s moving into the role of manager back in the summer of 2013.  I was doing contract work and hoping to move more toward urban agriculture work (having been working with larger farmers on climate change adaptation previously). Maybe it was the way that all the team seemed so competent, the way everyone was smiling, energetic and positive in their website write-ups, the beauty of Loutet Farm, or .... read more...


Join us! - Potluck April 27th 

to celebrate Emily's time with the EGP and meet Kristi! 
6pm-7:30PM,  Loutet Farm (14th St & Rufus Ave)
Bring something to share, plate, mug & cutlery, and enjoy a lovely spring evening at Loutet Farm!

Volunteer Opportunities

Join us, soak up some sunshine, and get your hands dirty!

Volunteer Positions 


Sharing Harvest Prep Team: Help us wash, bunch, and keep harvest from the Sharing Gardens fresh for the Food Hub's low-cost market at the Food Bank. Tuesday afternoons 1-3pm. RSVP to Leslie@ediblegardenproject.com

Harvest team at Bridgman Garden: 9-11:30am on Tuesdays throughout the season. Learn best practices for harvest and lots more about growing at our weekly harvest! RSVP to Leslie@ediblegardenproject.com

School Gardens: Love kids? Love growing food? Help in our school gardens!!! Various days and times available. RSVP to Jillian@ediblegardenproject.com

Sharing Gardeners: Wanted - Gardeners with some experience to grow food for donation. Multiple locations: 3rd and Queensbury; 19th & Moody; and at Hawker's Wharf on the Spirit Trail starting in May. RSVP to Leslie@ediblegardenproject.com

GardenSmart Workshops

Native Pollinators Habitat Gardening
April 23: 1:00-2:30pm
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Register Now!
Shauna
Having recently completed her Master Gardeners course, Shauna joined the Edible Garden Project seeking to put her knowledge to good use.  A self-proclaimed soil nerd, she dreams of one day converting underused urban areas into vibrant.... Read More...
Erian
When Erian returned to the North Shore after studying geography and anthropology in the Maritimes, she was keen to become more involved with her community. While looking through various local initiatives, Erian found the EGP and... Read More...
Small Space Gardening Workshop
May 1: 1:00-2:30pm
Lillooet Community Garden
Register Now!

Meet the 2016 Volunteer Farm Interns!

Cheyanne
After completing a Permaculture Design Certificate course last fall Cheyanne was totally inspired to learn more, particularly about maintaining sustainable food systems in urban settings. Being a resident of North Van... Read More...
Linda
Linda discovered Loutet Farm on her bike in the summer of 2013, and instantly fell in love. She immediately signed up to help at our market sales on Saturday mornings and is now excited to continue her relationship with us further. Read More...
Preserving - Water Bath Canning 101
May 11: 6:30-9:30pm
St Andrews United Church
Register Now!
Ali
Ali recently completed her Certificate in Sustainable Community Development at SFU where she developed an interest in sustainable food systems and local food security. She wanted to gain a practical understanding of urban farming... Read More....
Daniel
Daniel loves everything about food. He loves growing it, cooking it, and of course, eating it! His passion for sustainable agriculture sprouted while attending Culinary School, since then he has farmed in the Middle East, the USA and... Read More...

Fresh from the Farms

Cover crops have been turned in, and weekly harvests have begun! 


Saturday Farm Gate Sales have begun! Mark your calendars, and get your farm fresh veggies every Saturday from 10:00am-12:00pm at Loutet Farm - East 14th Street & Rufus Ave. 

The very popular Community Markets at Loutet Farm are back! We welcomed an amazing group of local North Shore vendors at our opening weekend. The next time you can catch these artisans, woodworkers, bakers, and more is Saturday May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, and more dates in the fall!


 
We are proud to be a Good Food Organization working towards a healthy and fair food system in alliance with Community Food Centres Canada. We are joining a  growing network of like-minded organizations across  Canada who share a commitment to offering healthy and dignified food programs in their communities.

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