April 2009


A work party that is…

We are going to try and regularly meet in the garden on Thursday afternoon, starting at 2 and continuing once the kids get out. This Thursday we can plant some raspberries and other plants that were donated at the garden party. We got given a bunch of seeds too, mostly without labels. Help! Eva told me quickly and they instantly flew out of my head. If any of you donated seeds, please drop on by and tell us what they are.

I’m excited to start planting seeds, grown in the neighbourhood. Many of our elders have been saving seed from years. It would be a great honour to carry on their seeds at our garden.

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Forgive my parental pride here! But Harry’s video about the future of food pretty much sums it up for me. The future does need to be made out of food for all of us. I feel that learning how to grow plants for food, medicine, materials to build and make art, is important for all children, not just those growing up on a farm.

We live in this wonderful neighbourhood where there are so many people who never stopped growing a garden for food and flowers. I hope the Garibaldi Garden will be a space where we can share this learning with each other so we all feel confident that our children’s future will be made out of food…treats like ice-cream and hot-dogs included with the salad and broccoli, of course!