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Friday, July 21, 2017

Plots Available at Thurston Community Garden

Are you looking for a place to garden? 

There are currently 8 garden plots available at the community garden located next to the townhouse development at 3728 ThurstonStreet at Boundary Road. 

Plots are available free of charge to those interested. Preference given to people living in the Metrotown area. Contact Matthew Lesniak at m.lesniak@awalliance.com for more information.

Thurston Community Garden
Photo Credit: Carla

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Burnaby Self-Guided Farm Tours

With Tourism Burnaby and support from the City of Burnaby, we have developed and released 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! 

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
  • Common Ground Community Farm
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.