Event: Strathcona Community Gardens Open House in Vancouver
Next Sunday, Vancouver’s biggest community garden hosts its annual open house. Check out garden tours, workshops, beekeeping demonstrations, a native plants display, live acoustic music and free vegan snacks!
When: Sunday, July 12, 2009
Where: Strathcona & Cottonwood Community Gardens
(Just off the Adanac bike route. See map below.)
Time: 10am – 2pm
Perhaps like all community gardens, the Strathcona and Cottonwood gardens have wonderful stories in their soil. In the 1950s and 1960, the site served as a garbage dump and a city works yard. Since the 1980s, the land has been completely restored through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers. Today, the gardens thrive in a seven-acre urban oasis that is also a living example of urban food security and home to the city’s only publicly licensed composting toilet. A total of 250 garden plots bring neighbours together and produce healthy food in the heart of the city.
The open house is free to attend, but you may want to bring some cash to take advantage of the plant sale fundraiser. Learn more about Sunday’s event at the Strathcona Community Gardens website.