Thanks to everyone who came out to tour Hastings Urban Farm in June in collaboration with Young Agrarians! The goal of the tours and potlucks is to bring folks involved and interested in urban farming together to meet each other and get an inside peek at urban farms in the city. Hastings Urban Farm is a farm site in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that is supported by the Portland Hotel Society. They grow a mix of annual veggies, compost on site and are home to bees tended by Hives for Humanity. They’ve also got a soccer pitch and plans to grow the site into a community gathering space.
Stay tuned for our next tour + potluck!
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Photos by Shelby Tay
Event details —
Thursday, June 27th, 2013 – 6-9pm
Join us for another fabulous collaboration between Hastings Urban Farm, Vancouver Urban Farming Society and Young Agrarians!
- 6pm – Meet and tour with farmers Brenda, Doc and Eric
- 6:30pm – Weed Dating – fun! Meet other folk. Talk about food and farming and anything else under the sun:) It’s like speed dating but you get to get your hands dirty and eat afterwards.
- 7pm – Potluck – bring a dish to share and tools to eat with.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!!
A lot of people ask “What’s going on at that site on Hastings?”. Our friends at Hastings Urban Farm took some time out of their busy, busy farm lives to tell a camera, and in turn, us, about how that lot was transformed in what seemed like a blink of an eye into an exciting new(ish) urban farm on the Vancouver scene.