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Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 12th, 11 am - 1 pm: FREE Tours of Community Gardens

Join gardeners at 16 different community gardens on July 12th, between 11 am and 1 pm, as they tour you through Vancouver's hidden gems. These free personalized tours have been developed to supplement a new brochure outlining self-guided walking or biking routes created by the City. The brochure encourages people of all ages to discover Vancouver’s rich network of community gardens through 8 individual self-guided routes. With 44 gardens to see, the walks lead you from the oldest gardens to the newest, the smallest to largest. Each route is less than 3 km one-way, and takes in 3 to 6 gardens, all with their own unique character. Some routes are close enough to one another that you can combine a few in one day.

On the July 12th, between 11 am and 1 pm, you can find personalized guides at the following 16 community gardens:

* Strathcona (Hawks & Prior)
* Cottonwood (Hawks & Malkin)
* Hastings Street Folk Garden (117 - 123 East Hastings)
* Jacob's Well (449 East Hastings)
* My Own Backyard - MOBY (East 11th, east of Commercial Dr.)
* Cedar Cottage (Hull & Victoria Dr.)
* Means of Production (St. Catherine & East 6th)
* Sahali ((Fraser & East 8th)
* Grandview (Grandview Hwy & Woodland Dr.)
* City Hall North Lawn (West 10th & Cambie)
* Tea Swamp (East 15th & Sophia)
* Nelson Park (1100 Comox St.)
* Cypress (West 6th, Burrard - Cypress)
* Pine (West 6th, Burrard to Fir)
* Urban Acres (West 1st & Fir)
* World in A Garden (West 57th & East Blvd.)

Brochures can be found at libraries, community centres, garden centres, City Hall rotunda, and Vancouver’s farmers markets. For more information about community gardens and the walks, visit www.vancouver.ca/gardens. You can also download tours directly by clicking here.

Original notice came from,

Andrew Pask
Social Policy | Social Development Department

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