Food Gardens for a Small Planet

I’m kicking off a talk series at Earthwise Farm tomorrow night. Note that you have to register for these talks.

Explore the meaning of sustainable food production, small space garden design solutions and the role of green technologies. This November, Earthwise Society is hosting a kitchen garden speaker series addressing these topics:

Nov 3rd – Feeding Ourselves: How do We Fare? Spring Gillard, author (Diary of a Compost Hotline Operator, Edible Essays on City Farming) and food systems specialist will give us an overview of our ability to feed ourselves in this province and region. Then she’ll drill down to the community level to explore ways we can all help to strengthen our local food system. Spring co-facilitates the Applications Course, part of SFU’s Sustainable Community Development Certificate program. She sits on the steering committee for the Westside Food Security Collaborative.

Nov. 10th – Green on Top – Roof Gardens In Vancouver. Tara Moreau from the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC), will share their rooftop gardening experiences: both the challenges and the triumphs. Moreau has recently completed a PhD in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.

Nov 25th Ideas and Designs for a New Food Revolution. David Tracey, author (Guerrilla Gardener, A Manualfesto) and landscape architect, has helped install community gardens throughout the region. He is executive director of Tree City, coordinator of the Vancouver Community Agriculture Network and member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council.

Living Walls, Vibrant Balconies. Genevieve Noël is an industrial designer and principal at Mubi. She designs innovative landscapes, specializing in living walls or vertiscapes. She has developed her own patent-pending living wall system. Genevieve instructs at the Centre for Architectural Ecology and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

Time: 7pm

Cost: $10

Location: 6400 3rd Ave, Earthwise. In the red barn.

Please RSVP Ph: 604-946-9828 Email:

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