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The History of Tomato

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

The ancestor of the tomato came from Peru and was domesticated in Central America. In 1519 Spanish explorers brought seeds back to Europe where they were grown as ornamental plants. At this time they bore a small yellow fruit and were considered poisonous although they were consumed in the New World. The Latin name for […]

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Grow a Row, Share a Row Program in Vancouver

| October 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

How often is it that you can enjoy a favourite hobby and help others in your community at the same time? The Grow a Row, Share a Row program invites local gardeners to grow an extra row of vegetables for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Neighbourhood Houses in Vancouver. When you share your […]

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Vancouver Community Gardens & the 2010 Challenge

| October 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

2,010 New Community Shared Garden Plots By 2010 – COMPLETED! On May 30, 2006, Vancouver City Councilors issued a challenge to individuals, families, community groups and neighbourhood organizations to establish more food-producing gardens in Vancouver. The challenge, put forward by then-Councillor Peter Ladner, was a motion calling for the City to work with the Vancouver […]

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