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*"Salmon , Vegetables, Milk and Hay Fields" with Terry Slack

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*"Salmon , Vegetables, Milk and Hay Fields" with Terry Slack

Time: September 21, 2013 from 10:30am to 12pm
Location: Dunbar
Street: Marpole Bus Loop
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.falsecreekwatershe…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: dunbar, kerrisdale, point, grey
Organized By: Celia Brauer
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2013

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Meet near the Marpole Bus Loop, S. W. Marine Drive and Hudson Street near the C. P. Rail Tracks. It's a very easy walk west to the Fraser River Park

The many tidal salty islands and diked fertile river-flats all along the North Arm of the Fraser River were once Vancouver's Food Basket. Now they are now just parking lots and cement plants. As Vancouver completes the River Side Greenway from West Southlands to Boundary Road, there are opportunities to rediscover our hidden farmland from the past 130 years from under the industrial rubble of the present.

This tour of a Riverside Greenway with a history of great Food Gardens is an opportunity not to be missed! This fertile river land is just waiting now for our gardening shovels to turn it over and grow good things once again.

Our children the "Urban Gardeners of the Future" are very welcome on this walk.

By donation.

Rain or shine.

On this walk Terry Slack is our leader, river tillerman, gardener and local historian.

Terry is a retired fisherman who grew up on the North Arm. He is a community historian, a naturalist, an activist and a salmon person. He has a never ending love o the North Arm of the Fraser River and has worked hard over the years to save the natural environment of the Fraser River Estuary and beaches around Vancouver.

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