There’s a big, beautiful agricultural project at the George Pearson Centre, thanks to a partnership between the Community and Resident Mentors Association (CARMA) and Farmers on 57th.
Farmers on 57th includes:
- Wheelchair accessible gardens for George Pearson residents, family, staff and visitors
- Weekly Garden Club for George Pearson residents
- Organic flower and vegetable market crops for sale
- Community plots for groups including Disabled Independent Gardeners Association and Sir Wilfred Laurier Annex students
- Growing Eden program for families with low-incomes
- Fruit tree orchards
- Supporting new farmers and integrating agricultural spaces into urban settings
- An integration of the Eden Alternative philosophies
Through the Farmers on 57th project, the 114 residents at Pearson can take an active role in growing organic food and flowers, designing gardens, meeting fellow gardeners, involving the community, and building healthy ecosystems.
Farmers on 57th is excited to look forward to the future as part of the redevelopment. There are plans to include the market garden and accessible community gardens, in new locations on the Pearson-Dogwood site. As such, there are great opportunities to connect the increased population to green space, gardens, and fresh local food.
Click to read more:
- In the News
- Thank you to our funders and supporters especially BC Rehab Foundation, TD Canada Trust, and Vancity Foundation
- How to join the CSA
- Photos from the beginning of the project