Open House: Urban Eden Community Garden

Urban Eden Community Garden keeps it local by creating an urban garden in the core of Edmonton’s downtown. Close to 60 gardeners dedicate their free time to planting, tending and sowing homegrown vegetables like carrots, peas, lettuce, zucchini, tomatoes, herbs, and green onions. A growing number of people care deeply about the origins of their food. For those willing to put their green thumbs to the test, community gardens are sprouting up in cities across Canada.

Wish you could toss together a salad chop full of ingredients from your own backyard (or from your nearby garden plot)? Then, this party is for you!

Attend Urban Eden Community Garden’s open house to learn more about community gardening in Edmonton. To celebrate, they’ve planned a community picnic.

What: Open House - Urban Eden Community Garden
Why: Drop by for a few minutes to tour the garden or come by and stay for the afternoon. The gardeners will provide grilled franks, a tasty bean salad and other delicious potluck fare (from the garden of course!) Bring your friends and family.
Where: Urban Eden, 99 Avenue and Bellamy Hill Road (1-1/2 blocks down the hill from the Journal building)
When: Sunday, August 29 from 3 to 6 pm

Special Note: Thanks to my sister, Justine, for sharing her garden with me. She makes a tasty chocolate zucchini cake.

Clockwise from left - Me, Justine and some tasty growing vegetables.Giving Justine's garden plot some water love. Can you imagine stealing someone's loved crop?

How adorable are these calendars from Claire Nereim? I just ordered the vegetable calendar. Click on photo to visit her etsy store.