Posts tagged gardening

Winter Gardening work-shop Aug 30th 5:30 to 7:30 2012

Summer is coming to a close so it’t time to put in your winter garden.

The folks at Fresh Roots are the experts that are putting on this work-shop.

When: Aug 30 530 to 7:30 pm

Where MOBY Garden 1735 East 11th (2 blocks for the Broadway Sky train)

Workshop by donation.

Please RSVP by emailing:, we want to have enough materials.




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Garden Tasks for May

Plant: basil, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflowers, celery, cucumber, dwarf French beans, leeks, runner beans, tomatoes (late May).

Protect: peas, beans, strawberries.

Sow: beans, beetroots, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, parsnip, pumpkin, lettuce, peas, radishes, rocket/arugula, spinach, spring onions, sprouting broccoli, sweet corn, turnips.

Put up: runner bean frame work

Remove: summer-fruiting raspberry flowers

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May happenings in the garden

May is here! We have an upcoming work party on Thursday May 10 from 1-4pm, a great chance to get some volunteer hours in.  Also, the Local Hero’s Dinner planning committee is meeting on Tuesday, May 8.  This would also count towards volunteer hours.

Check out the May newsletter for more information on May events, a great spring-time recipe, and more!  Here is a link to the May newsletter: MOBY May 2012 Newsletter.

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EYA: Seed Swap April 14 10 am to 1pm

Bring your favourite seeds to swap with fellow gardeners. Or if you have no seeds to trade, come anyway! There are lots of seeds for everyone!

At the garden house (“Eco-Pavilion”) in the Strathcona Community Garden in Vancouver, near corner of Hawks Ave & Prior St.

Saturday April 14, 2012 10am – 1pm

Cost: FREE

If you haven’t been to the garden house in the Strathcona Community Garden, check out the map ( as it can be tricky to find the first time.

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Upcoming courses at Langara for organic gardeners.

For details on these course, please visit:


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Starting from Seed work-shop & Seed exchange Feb 26

When: Feb 26 2012  @ 10:30 am
> Where: MOBY garden 1735 East 11th Ave
> What: Learn to start from Seed. Get that tomato plant for pennies  instead of $3.00+ at the garden center. Learn what is best to  direct seed or  start indoors.

Tina was  raised on a hobby farm in Ontario and has been a  member of MOBY  garden for 7  years… Tina has good practical advice.
> Fee: Suggested donation $5
> Cylia from the Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective will be on  site to ask about seed saving.
> Please forward to your friends.

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Community Food Resiliency Feb 28 2012 @ MOV

February 28, 2012 / 5:30 PM
Community Food Resiliency: Who, What, How, and When?


From Here to There: Food, Energy and Resilient Communities, Part Two.

What is the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies? In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, MOV is pleased to host an interactive public dialogue and presentations from local innovators, authors, and practitioners, that encourages people to think about the local circumstances and possibilities for change, here in Vancouver.

Outcomes and key learnings from the first community visioning event held at MOV, on December 7, 2011, hosted in order to stimulate and support the development of a Vancouver Food Energy Descent Action Plan (FED-AP). Following this, a panel discussion addressing some key elements that must be addressed in order to achieve Community Food Resiliency, will be convened.

Join us as we convene this critical dialogue across disparate sectors, neighborhoods, and areas of practice, as we set out to collaboratively understand, and articulate a vision for a “powered-down, resilient, re-localized future”, as well as outline practical steps and actions for getting there.

Key community organizations involved in ongoing community food projects and a cross-sector of interested individuals will come together to co-create this vision and share their knowledge, resources and inspiration to further initiatives and focus on the strategies of the FED-AP.

Targeted at change and policy makers, related organizations, students, and all individuals interested in Food activism and community building, the event will run on December 7th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM with light refreshments available.

Speakers and Registration tba.

The evening is by donation, with proceeds supporting MOV and future public dialogues.

Registration/Doors at 5:30PM
Presentations and Dialogue begins at 6:00PM
Refreshments and Reception to follow.

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