This event is on rain or shine!
Loutet Farm, 14th Street and Rufus Ave, North Vancouver (accessible by transit at Grand Boulevard and 15th). Meet at the tool shed. For an interactive map click HERE
Getting yourself there
Transit. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to:http://www.translink.bc.ca type in the location you are starting from, the destination and the date and time you will begin the trip
Carpool. If you need a ride log into your meetup account, RSVP and leave a message at the bottom of this event page describing where you need a ride from. We're a friendly bunch and often Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers are willing to provide a ride! Don't forget to chip in for gas if you get a ride ($5 for every hour of drive is about right)
Cycle. For a bicycle map click HERE
• Meet at 12.45pm (please don't be late)
• Sign in
• Walk to Site (follow arrows if you're late)
• Harvest veggies, weeding, preparing beds for planting, moving wood chips, manage compost piles and there is a chance you will plant some winter cover crops from 1-4pm
What to bring
• Water (don't forget this please)
• Rain jacket in case it rains. Don't let the rain scare you off!
• If it's sunny bring a hat and sunscreen
• Your own gardening gloves if you prefer them
• Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty
• Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots. Gum boots work too!
What will be provided for you
• Gardening gloves if you don't have your own
• Refreshments at the break
• Instruction on what to do. You don't need to have experience to participate!
• A volunteer letter if you need to confirm your hours for school or another program
About Loutet Farm and the Edible Garden Project
The Edible Garden Project (EGP) work to reduce the reliance on foods imported from afar by empowering residents to grow (and share) their own. Adequate access to fresh fruit and vegetables is a cornerstone to good health, but is beyond the reach of many low income community members, and current industrial agricultural practises can be highly detrimental to the environment.
The project aims to bring people together to grow and distribute locally produced food to low-income individuals and families on the North Shore. The EGP is bringing together homeowners with gardens who want to donate a portion of their harvest, people who have under or un-used garden space and would like to cultivate this land for growing food, and volunteers who want to contribute to growing, sharing and learning about locally produced food. They provide information and education in the community to build knowledge and skills around ecological food gardening and urban agriculture.
Loutet Farm is North Vancouver's first urban farm, and is situated on 1/2 acre of public park land. The food grown at the Farm is sold in the local community, and any profit is re-invested in our programs and outreach. We engage the community as much as possible in the Farm, so people get an opportunity to get their hands dirty in the process of growing food (often for the first time), spend time with knowledgable farmers, and meet their neighbours.
The Lower Mainland Green Team has been to this farm before
Check out a write-up of our past activities at this farm HERE andHERE
Edible Garden Project