Hastings Urban Farm is a half-acre farm located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
Most of our produce is distributed to the community through our weekly farm-gate market
By Hives for Humanity
Video by PHS Community Services Society
The Pennsylvania Hotel
June 5, 2013
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Hastings Urban Farm (HUF) is a ½-acre farm in the heart of the Downtown Eastside. The farm provides opportunities for employment, for volunteering and for meaningful engagement in programming, to individuals struggling with poverty and addiction and other barriers to stability. Volunteers are are trained to grow vegetables and fruit for market, and are provided with fresh organic produce at discounted rates.
The Urban Farm is a complement to the Hastings Folk Garden; both spaces are part of the Hastings Folk Garden Society, and both provide opportunities for residents of the DTES to engage in natural systems, develop their skills, access other support, and be part of a community that is supportive and caring. The DTES is a beautiful place and home to creative, caring people, who are looking for ways to connect back to natural systems and reap the rewards of seeing plants grow from seed to plate.