Urban Farm Tours & Potlucks

The Vancouver Urban Farming Society occasionally runs farm tours. For farm tours as part of the workshop series, see our Events and Workshops page.

Past tours:

IMG_1032City Beet Farm Tour & Cover Cropping Workshop
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Learn about the basics of cover cropping, then tour the front and backyard farms of City Beet urban farm.



IMG_20150915_151514293Shady Acre Farm Tour & Intro to Organic Certification Workshop
Monday, July 6th, 2015

2 hour workshop on the ins and outs of organic certification in an urban farming context, then tour the new farm in Richmond, Shady Acre Farm.



Fresh Roots Farm Tour
Thursday September 12th, 2013

We’ll check out Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society’s neighbourhood market garden at David Thompson Schoolyard – a first of its kind in N. America – providing educational opportunities and food production.




Visit to Southlands Farm  – Saturday August 24th, 2013

On Saturday August 24th, 2013 we gathered down at Southlands Farm for an evening tour and potluck – part of our tour series in collaboration with Young Agrarians. Southlands Farm is the only farm in Vancouver that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) — a gathering place for folks of all ages to learn about food and farming. Check out more photos >>



Visit to City Beet Farm – Wednesday Aug 14th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to tour of City Beet Farm this month in collaboration with Young Agrarians! Despite the rain we got to take a close look at how Ruth and Katie are growing in back and front yards, carefully trellising tomatoes, and tending to rows of cabbage and collards. Luckily, we found a dry gathering place under a pine tree in Mount Pleasant park to have our grand potluck feast.
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Visit to Zaklan Heritage Farm – Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Thanks to farmers Doug Zaklan and Gemma Mcneill for giving us a tour of Zaklan Heritage Farm, followed by a delicious potluck and stompin-feet tunes by bluegrass band Still Spirits! The farm is the oldest and newest farm in Surrey, as it’s been in the Zaklan family since 1928, but has been reinvented in the past few years by these two young farmers (who happened to meet at the UBC Farm). Photo above by Sara Dent.  Check them out >>



Visit to Hastings Urban Farm – Thursday, June 27th, 2013 

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.
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Visit to Loutet Farm & Potluck – April 24th, 2013

Thanks to the Edible Garden Project crew and Young Agrarians for collaborating with us to host a tour and potluck at Loutet Farm last weekend. We got to see the special honey bee hives on the farm and tour two other sharing gardens that are part of the the network of sharing gardens supported by the Edible Garden Project.
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Visit to SOLEfood & Potluck – April 24th, 2013
Thanks to everyone who came out to last month’s kick off our Lower Mainland farm&potluck series in collaboration with Young Agrarians! Seann Dory of SOLEfood Street Farms gave us a tour of their site at the corner of Pacific and Carrall. It was a gorgeous day and we headed on to the HiVE for a potluck and presentations.
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