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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Upcoming Forum: Food For Today and Food for the Future

Burnaby Food Matters:
Food for Today and Food for the Future

Join us on Wednesday, June 8th for our second food forum: Burnaby Food Matters - Food for Today
and Food for the Future!

When: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent / Burnaby - map)

Registration: 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Presentations about the state of food - from seed to table to compost
  • "World cafe" style sessions

Nourish and Network: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
A light dinner will be provided to all registrants
Evening Session: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Speakers on the "state of food" and farming in Burnaby
  • Hands-on workshops and demonstrations

Come together to
  • Learn about local programs and projects.
  • Be inspired by great ideas and displays for the future of food.
  • Learn about how you can make change where you live, work, play, volunteer and learn.
  • Discuss why food is important and how it helps us and our communities stay healthy.

Participants are welcome to join one or both sessions!

Registration link: https://burnabyfoodmatters.eventbrite.com

We look forward to seeing you at our event!

Thank you to the following sponsors:
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Vancity
  • Fraser Health

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Burnaby Self-Guided Farm Tours

With Tourism Burnaby and support from the City of Burnaby, we have developed and releasing a self-guided map listing participating farms and nurseries that are opened to the public within Burnaby’s Big Bend area.

Did you know that Burnaby has some of the most productive farm land in the region?

Did you know that there are a number of active farms, and related businesses, in South Burnaby that you can visit?

At last count, 43 farms were in operation in Burnaby, growing everything from cranberries to zucchini!

Take the whole family along on this self-guided tour of some of the agriculture sights of Burnaby’s Big Bend.

Visit Burnaby’s ‘country in the city’ to shop for fresh local produce, tour impressive greenhouses, meet some farm animals, and try some tasty treats - all close to home!

Download your copy of the brochure at: http://bit.ly/BurnabyFarmTour (PDF file, 3.6 MB)

Participating Burnaby farms/nursery
  • GardenWorks at Mandeville
  • Sun Tsai Sang Farm
  • Wing Wong’s Nursery
  • Hop on Farms
  • Burnaby and Region Allotment Gardens
  • Leong’s Nursery
  • It’s About Thyme Nursery
  • Urban Digs Farm
  • Common Ground Community Farms

About Big Bend Community

It is a mixed-use community with various land uses such as parks, open spaces, agricultural, residential and industrial. Big Bend is bounded by Marine Drive (to the North) and located within Boundary Road to Fenwick Street. The Fraser River runs south of the area.

Agriculture is a very important activity in the Big Bend area. It is a significant producer of field vegetable production, in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, following Surrey and Delta. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Groundskeeper for Burnaby Regional Allotment Gardens Association

Groundskeeper Wanted for BARAGA!

Burnaby and Regional Allotment Gardens Association (BARAGA) is looking for a groundskeeper
for their 14-acre allotment garden.

Duties include:
  • Operating a tractor mower;
  • Using gas mowers and weed trimmer;
  • Cleaning up garbage; and 
  • General management of the common areas of the garden. 
Good communication with gardeners is also required.

This is a temporary position for students (only) beginning May 30th for 16 weeks. The last few weeks can be done part time if this interferes with a return to school.

Rate of pay: $15/hour 35 hours/week

Download BARAGA's job posting (in PDF).

Please email your resume and cover letter to the attention of Ann at directors@baraga.ca by May 20, 2016.