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November 30 2018
Amicae Housing Co-Op

The Amicae Housing Co-Op community held a bee-friendly planting event in July of 2018. Dozens of bee-friendly perennial flowers and pots were set up in the community courtyard along with soil and tools ready for planting. Neighbours planted a variety of flowers in pots to feed the local bee population and took them back to their patios and balconies. Neighbours who were not able to attend or were unable to participate were treated to plants delivered to their doors.

November 30 2018
Amicae Housing Co-Op

The Amicae Housing Co-Op community held a bee-friendly planting event in July of 2018. Dozens of bee-friendly perennial flowers and pots were set up in the community courtyard along with soil and tools ready for planting. Neighbours planted a variety of flowers in pots to feed the local bee population and took them back to their patios and balconies. Neighbours who were not able to attend or were unable to participate were treated to plants delivered to their doors.

November 30 2018
Amicae Housing Co-Op

The Amicae Housing Co-Op community held a bee-friendly planting event in July of 2018. Dozens of bee-friendly perennial flowers and pots were set up in the community courtyard along with soil and tools ready for planting. Neighbours planted a variety of flowers in pots to feed the local bee population and took them back to their patios and balconies. Neighbours who were not able to attend or were unable to participate were treated to plants delivered to their doors.

November 30 2018
West End

We received the grant in late spring/early summer. It was a bit too late for most gardeners who already bought seedlings and seeded their plots with herbs and vegetables.
After consulting with the Mole Hill gardeners, we decided to use portion of the grant money to purchase small gardening tools (garden trowels, sheers, cultivators, watering hose, twine, etc).
The rest of the grant was spent on garlic bulbs which are to be planted in fall; we distributed these garlic bulbs among the gardeners with planting instructions.

November 30 2018
St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Building

Through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) and the Greenest City NSG, the Downtown Intercultural Gardeners Society (DIGS) has been able to acquire the necessary equipment to build two beehives for the DIGS/St. Paul’s Observational Beehive Project that will be located on the roof of the Providence Building at St. Paul’s Hospital. DIGS is an intergenerational, multiethnic group of predominantly downtown Vancouver residents who have operated a community garden on the rooftop of St. Paul's Hospital over the past seven years.

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