GALLERY

The garden grew from a tiny seed of an idea...

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The garden started when a group from the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood got together. We organized. We fundraised. We dug post-holes and built garden beds. Then we gardened! Here are some photos from the journey.

Garden design
Garden design

The design was created in Spring 2011 with input from the public.

Event poster
Event poster

We participated in the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Harvest Festival in Fall 2011 to spread the word about the garden.

Booth at MPNH Harvest Festival
Booth at MPNH Harvest Festival
Booth at MPNH Harvest Festival
Booth at MPNH Harvest Festival
Wine and Cheese
Wine and Cheese

We had a wine and cheese fundraiser - lots of fun!

VPL Display
VPL Display

We had a display outside the Library in the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

VPL Display
VPL Display

We had a display outside the Library in the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

VPL Display
VPL Display

We had a display outside the Library in the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

VPL Display
VPL Display

We had a display outside the Library in the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.

East Van Love
East Van Love

We spoke at the East Van Love tweetup on food to promote the garden and kickoff fundraising. Check out #eastvanlove

East Van Love
East Van Love

The crowd at the tweetup

Site marked
Site marked

The first step of construction was to mark the site.

Grass removed
Grass removed

Next the city removed the grass - thanks!

Greens and colour
Greens and colour
Shed
Shed

Next we built the shed

Building the beds
Building the beds

... followed by the raised beds

Building the beds
Building the beds
Building the beds
Building the beds
Pottery
Pottery

We found a cool shard of pottery during construction.

Walkways going in
Walkways going in
The finished garden!
The finished garden!
Herb Garden
Herb Garden

Our communal herb garden

Chard and marigolds
Chard and marigolds
Mighty Kale
Mighty Kale
Grand Opening Party
Grand Opening Party

We had a great time celebrating with a cask from R&B Brewing and a big table at the Whip.