Would you like to:

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Learn to grow your own vegetables from seed to harvest?

Learn how to turn garden veggies into tasty, low cost meals?

Involve your children in the joys of gardening?

Swap recipes and share a weekly meal with fellow gardeners?

Take home fresh, organic harvest box for home cooking?

Growing Eden is a brand new garden space at 57th and Cambie. We are looking for twelve families with low-incomes from the neighbourhood who are interested in learning about the pleasures of growing and eating your own garden harvest.

We will meet Fridays 10 am-1 pm (first week of April to end of September, 2011) to plan, plant, tend and enjoy our garden. We’ll harvest from the garden each week, and prepare a fresh organic lunch together in our mobile outdoor kitchen. Each family will also take home a harvest box.


Growing Eden is a project of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities and Farmers on 57th. Funding is generously provided by the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Through the Farmers on 57th project, the 140 residents at the George Pearson Centre grow organic food and flowers, meet fellow gardeners and the community, and build healthy ecosystems.

Program Details:

  • Fridays 10 am to 1 pm, first week April to end of September, 2011.

  • This is an active program. Come and enjoy the pleasures of digging and dirt!

  • All garden tools, seeds, soil amendments are provided. Please bring a sunhat and clothes to work and eat outdoors.

  • Your children are welcome and encouraged to join. We will provide age appropriate activities. If your children are school-age, they can join us when summer vacation begins.

  • Priority is for families who receive a housing subsidy and/or are low income.

  • Unfortunately, this garden is not wheelchair accessible.

  • All neighbourhood families are encouraged to apply- especially families in nearby co-op housing such as Vera Housing, Ashley Mar, and Ashdown Gardens because of their close location to the garden.

ANY QUESTIONS? Look up our project at

Contact Jen at or leave a phone message at 778.554.9643

The Growing Eden project is generously funded by the United Way of the Lower Mainland. We thank them for the support.

Growing Eden is a project of the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities. This garden is located on the lawn of the George Pearson Centre which is part of Vancouver Coastal Health. The Unitarian Church of Vancouver and The Canadian Housing Federation of BC (CHFBC) are community partners in this project.