Loutet Park to Host First North Shore Urban Farm

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the first urban farm on the North Shore this weekend at Loutet Park. On February 26th from 3:30pm until 4:30pm public are welcome to attend the event that will launch the edible garden project in North Vancouver.

Vegetable garden
Photo credit: Downing Street on Flickr

The farm will produce vegetables on the North Shore, for North Shore residents, allowing them to source their products locally and not from across the bridge. The urban farm will be managed by farmers Gail Spurr and Jo White from the Edible Garden Project as well as members of the community.

“This is not your typical farm,” says Heather Johnstone, Edible Garden Project Coordinator. “We’re lucky to be located next to an elementary school so students will have a chance to be involved. Plus, we are able to provide gardening workshops and set up volunteer opportunities on site – this will be a farm where the community is very much involved.”

The Loutet Farm is a project of the North Shore Neighbourhood House, UBC and the CNV. The Edible Garden Project manages community gardens, the Sharing Backyard Bounty garden sharing program, and the Strong Roots education program.

The groundbreaking for Loutet Farm will take place at the South end of Loutet Park (at 14th St and Rufus Ave, North Vancouver). Follow @The_EGP on Twitter for more community garden updates.

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  1. ParkerWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 12:05pm PST

    Awesome! Thanks for advertising this!!

  2. JaneWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 12:15pm PST

    This is soooo great! We are talking about doing this at our school too (also North Vancouver). Thanks for the info – inspiring!

  3. gigglesWednesday, February 23rd, 2011 — 1:02pm PST

    That school was the first experimental round school in North Vancouver. I was lucky to be one of the very first students to attend when it opened.It was an unforgettable experience!

    The park was one I played in frequently as I lived just down the road. It’s exciting to have it take on this new challenge! Wishing them much success!

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