GROW will act as a pub­lic forum, teach­ing tool and cre­ative lab­o­ra­to­ry for eco­log­i­cal and social sus­tain­abil­i­ty prac­tices. The objec­tive of this pro­gram is to explore Vancouver’s expand­ing iden­ti­ty as a sus­tain­able city through the site of SEFC.  Through a series of walks, work­shops, lec­tures and cre­ative exper­i­ments in urban agri­cul­ture, Grow will engage cre­ative prac­ti­tion­ers, inter­est groups and local com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers in urban agri­cul­ture activ­i­ties that will improve local food secu­ri­ty, build local knowl­edge, and pro­vide inven­tive solu­tions for grow­ing food in the urban environment.

Other Sights for Artist’s Projects

Grow is pre­sent­ed by Oth­er Sights for Artist’s projects.  Oth­er Sights is ded­i­cat­ed to chal­leng­ing per­cep­tions, encour­ag­ing dis­course and pro­mot­ing indi­vid­ual per­spec­tives about shared social spaces. A non-prof­it soci­ety, Oth­er Sights seeks to cre­ate a pres­ence for art in spaces and sites that are acces­si­ble to a broad pub­lic, such as the built envi­ron­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nolo­gies, the media, and the street. Oth­er Sights pro­vides crit­i­cal­ly rig­or­ous work for high­ly vis­i­ble loca­tions. We col­lab­o­rate and share resources with orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als in order to present projects that con­sid­er the aes­thet­ic, eco­nom­ic and reg­u­la­to­ry con­di­tions of pub­lic places and pub­lic life.

To learn more about Oth­er Sights vis­it our web­site.


Grow Lead Artist

Grow will be led by Hol­ly Schmidt an emerg­ing artist who has a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry art prac­tice and an exten­sive back­ground in pub­lic pro­gram­ming. Her work involves a range of research activ­i­ties that over­lap with the nat­ur­al sci­ences, sus­tain­able food sys­tems and agri­cul­ture. To learn more about Hol­ly Schmidt vis­it her web­site.

Community and Education Partners

We are pleased to be work­ing with Creek­side Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, The Van­cou­ver Park Board, The Van­cou­ver Design Nerds, the Envi­ron­men­tal Youth Alliance and Emi­ly Carr Uni­ver­si­ty of Art and Design.


Oth­er Sights grate­ful­ly acknowl­edges sup­port from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniver­sary grants pro­gram, the Canon Com­mu­ni­ty Urban Agri­cul­ture Fund, Van­cou­ver Park Board Neigh­bour­hood Match­ing Fund, the Cana­da Coun­cil for the Arts and Yardworks.