Friday, July 24, 2009

Guerilla Gardening

What a cool idea - perhaps for the land surrounding the tracks on Railway Ave?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Urban Gardens and Gardeners Wanted

Growing food in the city has never been so critical. Rural farms are disappearing and young people who want to get into growing food are having a hard time finding affordable land.

Backyard farming is one way to get around this. Many gardens in Richmond are sitting empty, waiting for someone to cultivate them.

If you are interested in knowing how to grow food in backyards, come out to O'Hare's Pub on the corner of Steveston Highway and Railway Ave on Tuesday, August 11th from 7pm on. We'll share drinks and conversation about the ins and outs of backyard farming. At about 8ish, we'll walk over next door and have a look at a newly converted backyard farm.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Launch of the 2009 Pocket Markets

Hurray for another season of local food. The Richmond Pocket Markets will be bringing an amazing selection of locally grown veggies (and soon breads) to a location near you:

Richmond Hospital 10-3
Saturdays: Richmond Cultural Center 10-2
Alternate Sundays: Gulf of Georgia Cannery (Steveston): 11-3

Hope to see you there.

For more coverage on the Pocket Markets, have a look at the article in the Richmond Review