Category Archives: Garden

Accessible Garden Club continues to Grow

There is a bountiful lush green community garden tucked between buildings containing offices and bedrooms, where Pearson staff work and Pearson residents live. It is wheelchair accessible, with a wide cement patio and heavy equestrian mats between the beds. Residents … Continue reading

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Freshly harvested Broccoli into Soup

For community kitchen last month, we turned our Garden Club’s freshly harvested broccoli into a delicious creamy broccoli soup. We planted these babies last summer and the plants overwintered well – so in March the little sprouting broccoli started to … Continue reading

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the Great Pearson Pumpkin

Pearson’s Garden Club grew another giant pumpkin this year. We received the seedlings from a volunteer’s friend and started a friendly plant competition. One pumpkin pulled ahead in the race for biggest size. When harvested, the Great Pearson Pumpkin weighed … Continue reading

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Garden Club season begins

Garden Club is now in it’s 7th full year of happening, and it just keeps getting better and better. Seeds were started indoors at the end of March, and with this warm spring we’re having, we’re transplanting tomatoes already. As … Continue reading

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Giant Pearson Pumpkin

It all started with a tiny plant donated by a couple who grow award-winning giant pumpkins. The Garden Club accepted this donation, and planted it in an area that didn’t have much going on. How big could it get, we … Continue reading

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Hansu’s Story: Life in Residential Care

Hansu lives at George Pearson Centre. She’s not an elderly senior, as is often assumed by many people when they think of long term care facilities. She is a vibrant adult, living her life like all of us – and … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Pearson Gardens

George Pearson Centre sits on an unusually large site of sprawling lawn, considering the price of real estate in the City of Vancouver. And that will soon change, as land owner Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) recently sold most of the … Continue reading

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Changes to the Redevelopment Plan

In the months following the City of Vancouver’s approval of the land use policy statement, residents at Pearson had heard no news about the redevelopment. Then in September there was a memo. The revised plan looks quite a bit different. … Continue reading

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A Welcome Contribution

On a gorgeous sunny day in September, employees at Stantec visited George Pearson Centre as part of their community engagement program. They spent an afternoon at Pearson putting together eight tabletop garden beds for gardeners with disabilities. It was coordinated … Continue reading

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farm fresh harvest at Community Kitchen

Able Community Kitchen meets every month. Some say once a month isn’t enough! A rag-tag bunch of folks get together here and make a delicious dinner together, with community volunteers joining forces with some of the residents here. It gets … Continue reading

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