Spring Gillard

Green Scenes

I do tours. Tours on things that are green and sustainable. I started the Green Scenes program with partner Simon Fraser University Centre for Sustainable Community Development a few years ago. I now do a course with them, detailed below. And also this fall will be doing a number of tours at the Gaining Ground […]

Feeding Ourselves: How Do We Fare on the West Side?

You may have heard the term “food security” tossed around over your mesclun salad mix. You may even know what it means. Or think you know. So what the heck does it mean? To me, it means that everyone in a community has consistent and adequate access to healthy, nutritious, culturally appropriate food without ever […]

Compost Clinic at Art Knapp Urban Garden

Saturday, July 18th, 1pm to 4pm 1401 Hornby, next to Kettle of Fish

Want to learn how to compost or get some tips on how to manage your bin better? Join me at the Urban Garden this Saturday and get all your burning compost questions answered. I will also have signed copies of my book […]

Backyard Composting Workshop

Village Vancouver and the Westside Food Security Collaborative are pleased to offer a new neighbourhood based food networking workshop in Kitsilano. (This was mostly written by Ross at Village Van, but you need more than a B.A. to figure out how to override my byline!)

Backyard Composting with Spring Gillard Wednesday, July 15th, 6:30 – […]

Out in a Yard

David Tracey and I are doing a series of podcasts, exploring the question: Can Urban Agriculture Save the World?

Today we are standing in a front yard with Cam MacDonald. Cam doesn’t have a yard. He farms in other people’s yards around the city. Although he doesn’t say it here, rumour has it he […]

Spring Visits Homeland

Book Signing at Art Knapp’s Penticton, BC Saturday, July 4th, 11am to 2pm

I am going home for a few days. Home meaning where I was born and my parents still live. Penticton, BC in the fertile Okanagan Valley where they still grow a lot of fruit, probably more grapes than anything now. Since the […]