GardenSmart workshops are back, and lots of opportunities to volunteer in the garden (with your kids too!)!
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 Volunteer With Us

  • Wednesday, Aug 3 - 5:30-7pm: Skillshare Workbee: Seed Saving in Action
  • Saturday, August 13 - 10am-noon: Loutet Farm Workbee
  • Wednesday, Aug 24 - 5:30-7pm: Skillshare Workbee: Cover Cropping for the backyard garden
  • Wednesday, Aug 31- 4:30-6pm: Family Friendly Workbee at Loutet Farm
PLEASE RSVP with Leslie for the Location of the Skillshare Workbees -

Volunteer at Farm to Feast!

Farm to Feast is coming up soon, Thursday August 18! For those of you, who are not familiar with the event, it's a magical night. We need your help to make this event possible and we are looking for volunteers to help with set up, serving, and take down at the end of the night. Join us for any or all of the following:

THURSDAY AUGUST 18 - SET UP 8AM-3PM: this involves last minute farm tidying--moving things, weeding etc., as well as setting up tables/ chairs, stringing lights, etc.

THURSDAY AUGUST 18 - SERVING 4-9PM: We need this team to arrive by 4PM and stay for the whole event. AND there is a required training one evening earlier in the week. Exact time TBD.

FRIDAY AUGUST 19 - TAKE DOWN CREW  9:30am-10:30am: Help us take down tables, tents, chairs and send them away with the rental company.

Please RSVP to if you would like to help with this fun-filled and beautiful night. Let me know what you would like to do and what time you are available.

Meet Kim! Our Farmer

You may have noticed a new face working alongside Holly at the EGP Farms and Farm Gate Sales - it's Kim! She's our new farmer, and we're so excited to have her on board.

I discovered my passion for all things plants, growing and farming while taking the practicum in sustainable agriculture at UBC in 2012. My favourite part about that internship was becoming so connected to the seasons and realizing that farming is a lifetime of learning.

I'm excited to work at the EGP because I can farm in the city! I love the community supporting the farm and enjoy all the daily interactions with everyone involved. It's a special place! Growing food in the city is important because it gives people direct access to the product as well as an introduction to what it takes to grow food. It gives people a fuller picture into the hard work and space it takes to make that happen. It also gives people a greater sense of connection to their food when they see it growing and opens their minds to investigating/supporting other local food sources in their communities. 

My favourite vegetable is cauliflower ! Roasted with a bit of curry powder and lemon - yum!

Calling all kids and families that like to get their hands dirty!

Wednesday, Aug 31- 4:30-6pm: Family Friendly Workbee at Loutet Farm
Join Jillian at Loutet Farm for a fun filled workbee that will give people of all ages something to learn! 

Visit Loutet Farm with your camp!

Contact Jillian to discuss opportunities for your summer camp or community group to join an educational visit to the farm. Contact her at

GardenSmart Workshops

Autumn Workshop Series is back!

Saturday August 6th, 1-2:30pm: Food as Medicine - Summer Edition
August 11 – 7pm: Maximize Your Harvest: Tomato & Cucumber Pruning for Success
September 17 – 1pm: Food As Medicine – Fall Edition
September 18 – 1pm: Growing a Perennial Food Garden
September 24 – 1pm-3pm: Season Extension: Do-It-Yourself Mini-Hoop Houses & Cloches
October 1 – 1pm: Grow Your Own Mushrooms
October 5 – 7pm: Growing Great Garlic


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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