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!


  1. Friday, August 21, 2009, 9:37 am [PDT]
    Here is an article I found interesting, it's on the Urban Farming Movement.

    Good to Grow: A Series Funded by Tyee Readers

    It's part one of a six part series.

  2. Thanks Heather. It is indeed an awesome series in the Tyee. Way to go David!!