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Tasty Greens Neighbourhood Farms – New in Vancouver BC

Microgreens: Sweet Corn, Wheatgrass, Daikon, Oriental Mustard, Curly Cress, Arugula, Fenugreek, Red Cabbage, Sunflower, Beet, Broccoli, Garlic Chives

By Samantha Dobo and Xche Balam

Tasty Greens headquarters is an East Vancouver character home on a popular bike path, which makes our 2 wheeled deliveries a breeze. We offer this punctual service by bicycle, because our aim is to be carbon neutral.

We recycle depleted soil, root mass and burlap via vermiculture and composting at our HQ. This creates nutrient dense soil to enrich future crops. Our Tasty Greens grow under ambient, led and florescent lights, in organic a medium and are grown from organic seed.

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June 17, 2016   Comments Off on Tasty Greens Neighbourhood Farms – New in Vancouver BC

New York Community Garden ‘Born of Chaos’ Marks 40 Years

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It was used as a soup kitchen, community and activist space; it hosted concerts, theater and art, but also many homeless people and drug addicts

By Monika Reme
Bedford Bowery
June 16, 2016

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Latino gang members turned activists founded the garden in 1976. “Instead of channeling their energy and anger into violence and crime, they wanted to take back and rebuild the neighborhood,” explains Martin, a soft-spoken landscape architect.

Since then, activists and volunteers defended the squatted city lot against many attempts to develop the site – even against other community activities or plans to create affordable housing.

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Waterloo, Ontario community garden gets $100,000 grant from Toyota

springbSpringbank Community Garden. Click on image for larger file.

“Giving back to the community is an important part of what we do,” Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada president Fred Volf

CBC News
June 10, 2016

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Rare charitable research reserve announced the $100,000 partnership with the Japanese automotive company in a news release Thursday. The money will mean that Springbank Community Gardens will be able to grow its 15,000 square foot plot dedicated to food banks by another 6,800 square feet, the release said, an expansion expected to double the garden’s organic produce output from what it was in 2015.

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