- July 25th, 2012
The latest United Way Day of Caring was held at the World in a Garden project site in Kerrisdale, Vancouver, where volunteers spent the day weeding, clearing and mulching - before being allowed to pick their own raspberries and black currents from the wonderful fresh produce on offer at the garden.
Garden Project Coordinator Alicia Baddorf told volunteers that the land for the Kerrisdale site had been blessed by a First Nations chief as part of a ceremony to unveil four Native edible box gardens. “This is part of our goal to educate the community on local edible varieties of plants, and to honour our First Nation’s heritage”.
The World in a Garden is a multicultural urban agriculture project that educates community and youth on the nutritional, cultural, social and environmental benefits of a just and local food system. For more information visit The World in Garden's website.
The garden was established in 2007 by Tricia Sedgwick and Charlotte Katzen, and is intended to teach participants about the seed to table process and promote cross cultural acceptance. In addition food is donated to the food bank and local food programs, increasing access to fresh, nutrient dense food.