Help start a North Shore Fruit Tree Project to link excess fruit in backyards with those who lack fresh fruit. Fruit falls to the ground and goes to waste when there are lots of people going hungry or relying on unhealthy cheap food. Other Metro Vancouver cities use volunteers to bridge this gap; let's do it on north shore! We're looking for volunteers and tree owners and donors.
I have proposed 3 spots to the city for garden plots as a part of there 2010 gardens by 2010. I have not received any replies yet. The one i would like to push for the most is the railroad tracks in between venables and hastings.
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 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.