Gardening is a very popular pastime in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, and as we hit the mid-February mark, you can see bulbs sending up their shoots in most of the mature gardens in the area.
Here’s an image from the City Farmer Compost Demonstration Garden, taken today from their webcam. For an updated image, click here, then scroll down the page to see how the garden is looking today. People come to City Farmer demonstrations and workshops from all over Vancouver, but Kits residents have been participating in this garden for years now, since the early 1980′s. The size of a normal Kitsilano back yard, the demonstration garden shows how sustainability works effectively over time. Their workshops and events will be beginning soon, in preparation for spring.
Only a few blocks south is the David Hunter Garden Center at 2084 West Broadway, just east of Arbutus next to the IGA, where you can park in the IGA lot. They also have seminars and expert advice for the Kitsilano gardener. They recommend that now is the time to start your garden from seed, and they carry a great selection of seeds from numerous suppliers, including organic and heritage seeds.