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Guest January 19, 2011 GNRA Meeting: Brennan Anstey, Chair of the NW Community Garden Society.

The Society met for the first time in the summer of 2009 and was formed in the fall of 2009. There are 3 gardens in operation in Queensborough, Sapperton and Downtown in Simcoe Park. The Society has plans to build two new gardens this year at St. Barnabas Church and in Glenbrooke North on 5th Street between 6th and 7th Ave. Initially they are partnering with the Heritage Wellness Centre but would like to establish gardens along both sides of 5th Street in the grass areas.  The Society will be contacting homeowners and businesses along 5th Street. If you are interested in getting involved &/or can help in the Spring with the garden please contact Brennan at .

Community Garden: more from Brennan Anstey

posted Jan 24, 2011, 5:11 PM by Marya McLellan   [ updated Jan 24, 2011, 6:00 PM ]

This spring 2011 we are proposing to build a community garden on the large boulevard of 5th street between 6th and 7th avenues in Glenbrooke North. People who built community gardens last year in New Westminster said that it was a very fun and rewarding experience as you are physically improving the neighbourhood with your neighbours for the good of local food.

The next step in the process will be to have a planning meeting at the site to figure out what the community would like the garden to look like. If you are interested in getting involved or might be able to help out sometime this spring please send me a note and I'll make sure you are invited to all related events (

All the best,
Brennan Anstey
Chair, New Westminster Community Gardening Society
"Building community around food and connecting to nature."

Glenbrooke North Zero Waste Challenge

posted May 19, 2010, 12:09 PM by Marya McLellan   [ updated May 20, 2010, 8:25 AM ]

Jane Armstrong, a resident of 700 block of Colbourne Street provided information on her street's challenge to reduce the amount of garbage taken to the curb. Many ideas were shared on green waste composting, Solar Coaster Digester, Eco shed, automated garbage collection and the blog where more information is available.

posted May 5, 2010, 8:28 PM by Karen L   [ updated Jan 24, 2011, 5:29 PM by Marya McLellan ]

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