The Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden
I visit the CIty Farmer website, an information mecca for urban agriculture, every few days, to drool over awesome urban gardening projects, look at photos, videos, articles, and forums, learn facts about urban agriculture from all over the world, and wish that I could move to Vancouver.
So what is City Farmer? according to them….
“Shoemakers, fashion models, computer geeks, politicians, lawyers, teachers, chefs … all city dwellers … all can grow food at home after work in back yards, community gardens or on flat roofs. For the past 30 years, City Farmer has encouraged urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. Our message is the same today as it was in 1978 and will be relevant far into the future. This website is a collection of stories about our work at City Farmer here in Vancouver, Canada, and about urban farmers from around the world. The site is maintained by City Farmer executive director, Michael Levenston.”
CityFarmer.org (and now the new bloggish-style site cityfarmer.info) is a goldmine of information for anyone wanting to know anything about gardening in cities, whats going on around them, who’s gardening is the Gaza Strip, what books to read, job openings in urban agriculture, the Vertical Farm Project, shitake mushrooms growing in Nepal, or if you want to watch City Farmer TV, go to the City Farmer Forums where you can connect with other urban gardeners and asks all the questions you’d like.
and so, so much more. It sort of feels like entering one of those old bookstores that been around forever and everyone trusts to have the best opinions and know the newest and latest books… I still find new stuff everytime I go there. This website sparked my interest in urban agriculture and taught me much of what I know. I’m just waiting until the time when I can go to Vancouver and see these amazing urban agriculture fiends in person.
Interested or have more questions? I’ve been in contact with Michael Levenston before and he’s super nice and will get back to you.