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I'm really excited about the challenges and rewards of learning to grow food in my small space. Veteran growers might roll their eyes at this neophyte, but in a world where we're increasingly disconnected from our food sources and where full reliance on others to supply our food is becoming more and more of a liability, I will take great pleasure and pride in my apprenticeship.
A 5 year goal:
1. Invite others to grow harvest eat play (you're invited!)
2. Grow harvest eat play (organically) in my small space
3. Inspire others in my community (i.e. strata complex, 140+ units) to grow harvest eat play too
4. Inspire others in local community (many stratas - townhouse jungle) to grow harvest eat play
4. Create community garden
5. Include family, especially 2-year old son, in all of the above
A big goal for the New Year is to create as many new community gardens in the city as possible! There is SO much demand, and the new Parks Board seems like it's on board. I do volunteer work as the community gardens coordinator with the Vancouver Public Space Network, and we're working hard with community groups across the city to get people planting.