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Purple Thistle Guerilla Gardeners Fall Harvest & WorkParty Shakedown

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Purple Thistle Guerilla Gardeners Fall Harvest & WorkParty Shakedown

Time: October 8, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm
Location: At the new Charles St food forest project site. This is essentially at the corner of Vernon Dr and Charles St (where Charles hits the railroad tracks).
Street: Vernon Dr and Charles St
City/Town: East Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.purplethistle.ca/g…
Phone: 604-788-3995
Event Neighbourhood and Type: harvest, party
Organized By: Purple Thistle Gardeners
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2011

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Event Description

The youth gardeners at the Purple Thistle Gardens are proud of ourselves, and we want to celebrate all that has been planted, grown, sheet mulched, designed, and of course harvested over the past year...and we want to do that with you!  (more on us, www.purplethistle.ca/gardening)

Of course no celebration of ours would be complete without putting our guests, and all their creativity and passion for a better world to work!  We plan to use this day to celebrate, show off the new food forest site, AND complete the "Food in Our Faces" project with the painting of planter boxes with pertinent messages before they are distributed around the city.  For your happiness factor, we will provide games, music, and copious amounts of food (gluten free and vegan of course!).  ALL FREE! 

EVENT DETAILS:
When: Saturday October 8th, 2011 (rain or shine)
Time: 1pm - 6pm
Where: At the new Charles St food forest project site.  This is essentially at the corner of Vernon Dr and Charles St (where Charles hits the railroad tracks). 
What to bring: Clothes that will keep you warm and dry AND you don't mind if they get paint on them, music instruments, a seat, your dancing shoes, ideas, friends.

***this is a public celebration so please pass the invite on!

Any questions please send 'em on to marlarenn@gmail.com

Some of the garden highlights over the past year include:
* Our expansion from the original Parker street plots to two new sites
* At the Vernon street site, we built gardening boxes that housed our buckwheat crop making friends with the garlic crop that was planted there last fall
*At the Charles street there have been so many hands that have contributed to the epic sheet mulching of this city block boulevard strip so that it is ready for all the trees to be planted in the coming year. 
*Purple beans, so so yummy raspberries, giant pumpkins and sunflower trees!
*Laughter, friends, conversation and learning was made, deepened, carved out, explored.  And those of us that making up the gardening crew are all better people because of it.
*Dead rats...ok maybe we're not so proud of this...but the industrial wildlife do present a few challenges!

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