Events

Grow DIY Manual — Book Launch


Goodbye Grow


Grow Walk

Please join Jason Pack­er, sus­tain­abil­i­ty con­sul­tant with Rec­ol­lec­tive for a live­ly walk through the Olympic Vil­lage. Jason will dis­cuss the green fea­tures of the devel­op­ment and how these inno­va­tions reflect the chang­ing land­scape of sus­tain­able design. How can sus­tain­abil­i­ty be built into our urban envi­ron­ments and enact­ed in every­day life will be explored in this walk­ing dia­logue.


Grow Seed Exchange

The nights are get­ting dark­er, the days crisper and the leaves are start­ing to turn. As fall is now here, we want­ed to take a moment to acknowl­edge the hard work and effort of all the peo­ple that con­tributed to Grow with a spe­cial event called the Seed Exchange.


SWARM12

Plate of tomatoes

Join us at the Bulk­head Lab for SWARM #12.

1 metre to 100 mile organ­ic food sam­ples pre­pared by Alexan­der McNaughton will be served.

Grow is a pub­lic art project sit­u­at­ed on the periph­ery of the Olympic Vil­lage in South East False Creek, Van­cou­ver.


Ladybug’s Lunch with Maria Keating

Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab (adja­cent to Habi­tat Island in the Olympic Vil­lage)

Bring your lunch to the Bulk­head Lab and explore the macro world of our back­yard ecosys­tems with Maria Keat­ing. Learn about our pol­li­na­tors, proces­sors, native preda­tors and com­pan­ion plant­i­ng, the nat­ur­al approach to pest con­trol for the home gar­den­er.


Grow Workshop: August 13th, 2011

Please join Chloe Ben­nett, a stu­dent of Land­scape Archi­tec­ture at UBC for a live­ly dis­cus­sion about mason bee habi­tat. Mason bees are small blue coloured bees that are impor­tant gar­den pol­li­na­tors. They have spe­cific needs for nest­ing and Chloe will be able to guide you in the prop­er meth­ods of build­ing a mason bee home. She will also share her expe­ri­ence in cre­at­ing the Van­cou­ver round­about project Bees Please.


Upcoming Tour: August 6th, 2011

Please join lead artist, Hol­ly Schmidt on a walk through Bulk­head Urban Agri­cul­ture Lab; locat­ed on the periph­ery of the Olympic Vil­lage. The Grow project has made a light inter­ven­tion into this remain­ing sec­tion of unde­vel­oped sea­wall, pos­ing dif­fer­ent solu­tions for grow­ing in the post-industrial land­scape while cre­at­ing an infor­mal space for shar­ing knowl­edge and ideas. Hol­ly will share the process of cre­at­ing the project while dis­cussing what is grow­ing on site.


Upcoming Workshop: Sunday July 24th

Please join Dun­can Mar­tin and his chick­ens from Duncan’s Back­yard Hen­hous­es for an after­noon at the Bulk­head Lab. Dun­can will be lead­ing infor­mal demon­stra­tions and dis­cus­sions on the basics of prop­er care and keep­ing of small urban flocks of hens. This inter­ac­tive ses­sion will invite par­tic­i­pants to dis­cov­er best prac­tices for keep­ing small flocks of hens in their own back­yards.


Seed Bomb Making at the Bulkhead Lab

Join us for some seed bomb mak­ing at the Bulk­head Lab. We will form clay, com­post and seeds into small “bombs” to be lobbed at The Games are Open, a large-scale sculp­ture of a bull­dozer cre­ated by Berlin-based artists Köb­ber­ling and Kalt­wasser. Con­structed out of wheat board this sculp­ture is intend­ed to slow­ly decom­pose over time, even­tu­ally becom­ing a plant nurs­ery. The seed bombs will con­tribute to this bur­geon­ing ecosys­tem.


The Bulkhead Urban Agriculture Lab

the bulkhead site

The Grow project has tak­en up the tran­si­tional state of the Bulk­head site, installing a series of pro­vi­sional plat­forms for grow­ing herbs, veg­eta­bles, fruit and mush­rooms. Many plat­forms have been installed and new ones are being added as the Lab grows and expands over the sum­mer.


Rajdeep Singh Gill and Fabiola Nabil Naguib

Please join cura­tor and schol­ar Rajdeep Singh Gill and artist, writer, and activist Fabi­o­la Nabil Naguib for this talk, dis­cus­sion and walk­ing jour­ney in expand­ing notions of sus­tain­abil­i­ty.


Upcoming Third Grow Workshop

Join artist Hol­ly Schmidt, Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, Ocean Dionne and Ali­cia Med­i­na Ladda­ga and a team of mas­ter gar­den­ers for a work­shop explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties for grow­ing food in the urban envi­ron­ment. Through obser­va­tion, dis­cus­sion and hands-on pro­to­type build­ing you will cre­ate and share new ways to grow food in the city. Small pock­et gar­dens will be plant­ed at Creek­side and then sus­pend­ed on chain link fences near the Grow project site. Take a minia­ture gar­den of your own to add some green to your neigh­bour­hood.


Grow | Vancouver Design Nerds Jam

The Design Nerds are team­ing up with Oth­er Sights for Artist’s Projects to bring you this amaz­ing jam. Grow, is focused on cre­at­ing an urban agri­cul­ture lab in South East False Creek. Join us at the Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre to explore poten­tial plat­forms for grow­ing in post-industrial urban space.


Upcoming Second Workshop May 28th, 2011

Join artist Hol­ly Schmidt, Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, Ocean Dionne, archi­tects, Stephanie Doerk­sen, Anne Mais­soneuve and artist-gardener Lois Klassen for a work­shop explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties for grow­ing food in the urban envi­ron­ment.


Upcoming Workshop: Saturday, May 21, 2011

Join artist Hol­ly Schmidt, Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, Ocean Dionne and Ali­cia Med­i­na Ladda­ga and a team of mas­ter gar­den­ers for a work­shop explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties for grow­ing food in the urban envi­ron­ment. Through obser­va­tion, dis­cus­sion and hands-on pro­to­type build­ing you will cre­ate and share new ways to grow food in the city. Small pock­et gar­dens will be plant­ed at Creek­side and then sus­pend­ed on chain link fences near the Grow project site. Take a minia­ture gar­den of your own to add some green to your neigh­bour­hood.


Duane Elverum and Holly Schmidt

Please join sus­tain­abil­i­ty edu­ca­tor, Duane Elverum and artist Hol­ly Schmidt for a walk­ing dia­logue through SEFC. Duane will draw from his expe­ri­ence in design think­ing, archi­tec­ture and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment to con­sid­er the con­cerns of social and eco­log­i­cal sus­tain­abil­i­ty in the con­text of Vancouver’s green­est devel­op­ment, as well as the urban design chal­lenges of our grow­ing and chang­ing cities. Hol­ly will explore the ques­tion of how sus­tain­abil­i­ty can be enact­ed not just built into our urban envi­ron­ments in the con­text of Grow, an urban agri­cul­ture project in SEFC. This walk will pro­voke ques­tions, spark curios­i­ty and stim­u­late a cre­ative response to sus­tain­able futures.