They came, they built, they gardened, they feasted and a shed and a composter came to life.  The Vancouver Foundation small neighbourhood grants for food security projects (granted via Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House) gave us $400 towards the costs of the day and a small plant sale last May raised $90. That gave us enough to get the shed framed (the composter is 90% done.)

It is the people energy that make neighbourhood projects come to life. Thanks to the parents at our school and all their wonderful children who came and helped out. Particular thanks to Tony Lee for drawing up the plans and Terry and Todd Bishop for collecting all the building supplies.

However, the Garibaldi garden isn’t just a place for those of us with children at the school. Our school garden is a place for the neighbourhood to gather, learn and celebrate.  Thanks to the neighbours who share the vision and contributed their time and expertise: Stephen and Madoka Tarrant, Stephen’s cousin Ian and family, who just moved here and spent the whole day with us, and Doug Besse and Tempest Embree.

Next up? We’ve got a roof and siding for the shed to fund and build. Can you help us get to the finish line? Get in touch with me at if you’d like to help.