Archive for September, 2011

Windermere’s Organic Garden

Win­der­mere’s organ­ic gar­den team joined us at Grow to share their work in aquapon­ics and urban farm­ing. They also helped out with water­ing and gar­den­ing with on site.  They are a knowl­edge­able crew, mak­ing a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the world.                   “Win­der­mere Organ­ic Gar­den was first cre­at­ed by two Lead­er­ship students […]

The Bug Lady

Maria Keat­ing, an ento­mol­o­gist with City Farmer came by for lunch on Fri­day. She brought a bas­ket of car­niv­o­rous plants and her exten­sive knowl­edge about plant/insect/human relations.

The Straight: Two Urban Agriculture Projects

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er groups and indi­vid­u­als, Grow cul­ti­vates a wide array of veg­eta­bles, herbs, and edi­ble flow­ers in reclaimed and repur­posed con­tain­ers, all sit­ting on recy­cled wood­en ship­ping pal­lets. At the same time, it spon­sors walks and work­shops, and—against a back­drop of high-end con­dos and the non­con­sul­ta­tive hideosi­ty that is B.C. Place—promotes dia­logue around issues of “sus­tain­abil­i­ty, food secu­ri­ty, and col­lec­tive ini­tia­tives in urban areas,” — excerpt from Robin Lau­rence arti­cle Two urban agri­cul­ture projects bring art to Van­cou­ver’s gar­dens, Van­cou­ver Straight