If you are a returning customer, send me an email or give me a call to let me know the day you plan to come. That way I will bring extra bokashi for you.
New this year: All customers will get a bokashi card. After your 5th refill, you get a free bag of bokashi!!
June 28 – Kitsilano [Map] July 1 – Main Street Station [Map] July 8 – Main Street June 15 – Main Street July 22 – Main Street July 26 – Kitsilano July 29 – Kitsilano Aug 2 – Gastown [Map] – New! Aug 9 – Kitsilano Aug 16 – Gastown Aug 23 – Kitsilano Aug 16 – Gastown Sept 6 – Kitsilano Sept 27 – Salmon Celebration*
Oct 18 – Kitsilano
Oct 25 – Kitsilano
*in Vanier Park [Corrected 25Sep09 - Not a Farmers Market event. Regrets for the inconvenience this may have caused]
I have also applied to am attending the Gastown Farmers Market which will operate on Sundays between August and September. When I know my dates, I’ll add them here and in the sidebar. -30-
*As I recall, Diwali celebrations were focused in the Punjabi Market area of Vancouver and were getting a bit rowdy and uncontrolled with fireworks going off and large groups of [young] people congregating in the streets. So making it a city wide event diffused that energy which some people are unhappy about.
This was the first time I brought inventory ready to sell at an event. I started getting ready on Wednesday with new flyers and material. I hired J, my neighbour’s son as my assistant and ‘guard dog’ as he called himself.
We started early and got there about 8:30 A.M. All day parking for $5? Can’t beat that. Got a spot between two existing booths and started to setup. Three trips later I was ready for the day:
That’s J, not me. Here I am at work:
All I can say is that the day was very long. It was great too. Lots of information given out and explanations made. I brought bokashi to sell separately and a few people bought that. As well, I have two new bokashi composting customers:
Lisa and Devin:
Kathy and Jeremy:
[Kathy has provided me with two referrals - Thanks!]
Got Old Electronics? Anyone with old computers, printers and electronics is encouraged to drop by Metropolis at Metrotown’s Atrium Court between April 16 -22. Metropolis at Metrotown will recycle all electronics for free!
Bonus: “What’s more? Get a free herb planter in exchange for electronics and help lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions while quantities last!”
Interesting. The same week I retire my Urban Wilderness blog, I learn about this:
The first get together of a new guerrilla gardening group. Come discuss strategies for attack and brainstorm ideas. Bring with you ideas to share such as: your motivations for getting involved, creative ways to provoke interest, nurseries which sell cheap native seeds, locations to target, plant lists for exposed and sunny sites with poor soils…and anything else you can imagine that relates to the cause. The meeting takes place at 1:00pm. For further info email orenATearthtonedDOTnet. To sign up for the event, or to learn more about the group, visit: http://commgardens.meetup.com/56/?gj=sj5. A small meeting fee of $1 per person covers the first month of this meetup’s online posting. An additional cost of $5 will go towards having the event catered with healthy snacks.