adventures in urban agriculture

in the ground…on a pallet…on the rooftop

Sharing Backyards – Vancouver, BC – City Farmer

Screen Shot 2013-03-24 at 10.39.58 AMSharing Backyards – Vancouver, BC – City Farmer.

Very cool little applet. It is a map where you can connect with people who have gardening space to share, or people who are looking for gardening space.

Awesome!

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Support Community Gardens

Drive GardenSupport a New Community Garden on the Drive

Right at Commercial and East 12th Ave, Vancouver, North East corner

Click on this link and support the Can You Dig It campaign: http://www.sokap.com/r/6cf40698

Buy your seeds or sponsor a garden bed. 20% of all the proceeds from Can You Dig It store front will be donated to The Drive Community Garden. Awesome! Remember to click on the link above before buying so the profits go to The Drive Garden.

We need your support to make The Drive Community Garden a reality! Please visit http://www.thedrivegarden.com for more information.

Thank you for supporting more inclusive communities through gardening.

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Compost Foraging Again

20130226-182414.jpgSo as you may remember I still needed to find an abundance of green material for my tomato soil composting project. M had the jeep again, so I jumped into a car2go, and went off in search of green material.

My first stop actually was at my friend SL’s place, not for green material but to bring him some poly for his little greenhouse project. He is going to build “greenhouse” shelf similar to the one I have. Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ. I like to think of SL and myself as Great Minds, but maybe we are Great Fools. Either way I’m fine with it.

After talking about the Pallet Bed garden we are building in his back yard some, we tromped off to grab some leaves I saw in a pile at the school near his house. We could have just drove over in his jeep, but as we needed to take the dog for a stroll we rigged up a little wagon of sorts and headed off.

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After that little detour I got back into the car2go and headed of in search of green materials. I did a tour of a number of different grocery stores, and was able to get two buckets from Nesters, and two buckets from Organic Acres Market. Most of what I found was leafy greens and other small items, so it was perfect. Some of the bigger items I cut up as I want this pile to decompose quickly. I need finished compost by the beginning of June remember.

So that new composter is now about half full already. Mister Frank’s compost area is looking good. Today I will get some coffee grounds from Bean Around The World to add to the mix, and most likely take my buckets for a walk up to Organic Acres and East West Market, and see if I can get any more greens.

20130226-182308.jpgI’m feeling good about the tomato project now, I was not happy about the prospect of having to buy compost.

In fact very soon I will be able to start those tomatoes in the “Nursery”. As you may know I only have one shelf in a closet for starting my seeds. I have a lot of seeds to start this year, but with careful planning I think it can be done.

Happy Gardening To All!

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Thinking of Chickens

Vancooper

The “Vancooper” Displayed on Shifting Growth and Can You Dig It’s Community Garden at 12th and Clark

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