This Month’s “Best of”: Celebrating Community and Food

April is almost over! How did that happen? Anyways, that means it’s time for us to post our favourite food security and food justice contributions of the month. Here they are:

The “Stone Soup Festival”, a much loved community food event, will kick off on May 11. The festival is a celebration of food, art, environment and community, and will be held at the Britannia Community Centre. Expect a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and more.

Last month we featured the inspiring TED talk of guerrilla gardener Ron Finley. This month we came across yet another great article focusing on “underground” gardening. Have a look at the ten most awesome guerrilla gardens from around the world. Who would have thought it’s possible to plant cacti in a hydrant?

Next time you’re in Kitsilano, take an extra minute and walk by the traffic circle at the crossroads of 6th Avenue and Trafalgar Street. What you’ll find there is Mary’s herb garden, a gardening project that invites passersby to please pick the sage, thyme, and rosemary that is growing in abundance there. Thanks so much Mary. We don’t know who you are, but we are truly grateful for your generosity and community spirit!

Thank you very much for reading!

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