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Aberthau Garden Project: VV Demonstration Permaculture Garden, Preschool Garden, and the Pumpkin Patch

Aberthau Community Permaculture and Eco Art Garden (NW Marine Drive between Discovery and Trimble Street) Located behind the Mansion and hosted by Village Vancouver (VV), the garden includes VV's Collaborative Demonstration Permaculture Garden, the WPG Preschool Garden and art/garden projects by our artist residencies. Emphasizing permaculture design elements, it offers fun, inclusive social, educational, culinary, artistic, and cultural activities for community members. All levels of experience are welcome at our weekly garden work parties, including new gardeners (for more info: ).
At Aberthau and McBride Park Fieldhouse, enjoy VV cooking, fermenting, preserving and DIY demonstrations, timely gardening workshops such as Spice up Your Garden with Garlic and Planning Your Spring Garden as well as Growing Your Own Microgreens, children's workshops including Hapa-Zome and Natural Pigments, and other plant, health, and and/or creative DIY offerings like Cattail Containers, Delving into Natural Dyes, Making Beeswax Salves, Making Incense 101/Flower Essences, HeArt for the Soul: Echinacea - Restoring the Ability to Self-Heal and HeArt for the Soul: Rosemary - Restoring the Ability to Self-Heal. We also offer other activities (most of which are free) such as Permaculture Vancouver Meetups, Community Gardening Opportunity Info Sessions, and vertical gardening at McBride, and you can pick up some seeds for gardening, a small planter box kit, a native bee house, and/or seedlings (when available). (Separate registration required for each activity. and all workshops are free for Seniors 50 and over.) For more information, visit Village Vancouver at [] [ []] or email Ross Moster at The garden is a member of the Westside Neighbourhood Food Network, and is part of the Westside Permaculture Corridor.

This garden, along with other VV gardens, is a part of VVs Community Food Resilience project.   

Upcoming Events at Aberthau Garden and W. Pt. Grey Community Centre

Sat Sept 10 10am-12:30pm Gardening (Aberthau Community Garden, W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Mon Sept 13 6:30-8:30pm Grow Your Own Microgreens (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed Sept 22 6:30-8:30pm Cattail Containers (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed Oct 6 6:30-8:30pm Delving into Natural Dyes (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Wed Oct 20 7-8:30pm HeArt for the Soul: Echinacea - The Path to Healing(W. pt. Grey Community Centre)

Nov 4 6:30-8:30pm Planning your Spring Garden (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Nov 17 7-8:30pm HeArt for the Soul: Rosemary - The Path to Healing (W. Pt Grey Community Centre)

Sat Nov 27 11am - 1pm Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

Tues Dec 7 6:30-8:30pm Making Incense 101/Flower Essences (W. Pt. Grey Community Centre)

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Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, June 15th

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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