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Garlic Pulled from the Soil and Braided

As the rain makes a pitter-patter sound on my umbrella, Maria ‘tugs’ up some of her garlic at the Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden. She braids the soft-necked variety into something quite beautiful, which she will hang in her kitchen.

August 3, 2008   Comments Off on Garlic Pulled from the Soil and Braided

Metropolitan Agriculture in North America: From Planning to Development – First Forum

First Forum for the North American Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Alliance

Saturday, October 4th 2008 Noon – 5:30pm
University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall,
3418 Spruce St., Philadelphia PA

Please join us for the first public forum for the new North American Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture Alliance (NAUPAA), founded to support the growing community of sustainable farmers and policy makers working in and around the metropolitan areas of the U.S., Canada, and beyond.

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Maria Makes Lavender Wands – Are They Magic?

What do you do on a rainy Vancouver summer day? You turn to crafts in the garden. Maria picks some lavender and makes it into something useful.

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Community Garden

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Photo of Pitt Meadows Community Garden, July 2008
11410 Bonson Road

Interview with Diane Brinton that was given to the Maple Ridge Times.

How many people approximately have plots in the garden?

48 plots – the garden is laid out in 15 x 30 ft. plots, but an individual plot is 15 x 15 feet. Some members have double garden plots. There are four raised accessible gardens, two are in use now. There are two buildings (shipping container type) on site – one tool shed and the other with bathroom facilities and a small room with table and chairs.

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