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‘Lonely Planet Vancouver’ features ‘Vancouver’s Compost Demonstration Garden’ in latest edition


6th Edition of the ‘Vancouver Lonely Planet’

By John Lee
Lonely Planet
Release Date: Feb. 1 2014

City Farmer Society has managed the Compost Garden at 2150 Maple Street since 1981 when it began as a demonstration organic food garden. Since then we have welcomed many thousands of visitors. Our latest project is a ‘Climate Change Adaptation Garden’ on the site. (Mike)

Excerpt from Lonely Planet guidebook:

“Don’t be put off by the name: this verdant city garden is an oasis among the backstreets of Kits. A rustic plot with a cob shed, compost toilet and wild and cultivated areas of flowers and vegetables, it’s a great place for gardeners to visit.

“You can chat to the staff and volunteer to pull a few weeds yourself. Check out the fledgeling monkey puzzle tree and also peruse the cool beehive.”

Our garden poster. Click on image for larger file.

Buy the guide book here.

Link to Compost Garden at Lonely Planet.

See photo booklet showing our work at the Compost Garden.(8MB PDF)