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The Food Garden at Lansdowne Centre!

Join us from now until September 2021 and see our parking lot transform with the help of Victory Gardens and the Richmond Food Security Society!  

The Food Garden at Lansdowne Centre is a space where crops are planted throughout the year, which, when harvested, will benefit local food charities by supplying fresh, donated produce. 

Two areas of the mall’s parking lot have been reinvented as garden environments:

  • The west garden located between Lansdowne Canada Line station and the mall itself
  • The east garden located near the T&T entrance

From now until September, succession planting will be implemented by the knowledgeable team from Victory Gardens, who will be on site weekly, tending to the crops. This method of planting will ensure ongoing harvesting from now until early fall. The eventual crops from the Food Garden at Lansdowne will benefit local community groups through the Richmond Food Security Society.

As of May 27th, 2021 the Food Garden at Lansdowne Centre has delivered its first harvest of home-grown crops to the Richmond Food Security Society, as part of a months-long initiative to grow food at the mall, that will then be distributed to those in need. The boxes of lettuce, radishes, kale, spinach and a selection of fresh-cut herbs, were delivered by the Lansdowne Food Garden team, to Ian Lai Executive Director of the RFSS yesterday. The RFSS will be incorporating them into meals that will be shared with families in need in the community.
 
“It’s wonderful to receive the first of what we hope will be many boxes of wonderful freshly-picked veggies today from the Food Garden at Lansdowne Centre,” said Lai. “Each one of these nutrient-rich, organic vegetables, will be used by our team to create meals for Richmond families in need, so they can nourish people as they sit down together at the table.”
 
The Food Garden at Lansdowne Centre launched last month, and through succession planting, crops will be harvested from now until the fall, each time being delivered to the Richmond Food Security Society. More than 20 planters have been specially constructed in two areas of the mall’s parking lot. The ‘west garden’ is located between the Lansdowne Canada Line station and the mall itself, and the south east corner of the parking lot – close to the entrance of T&T Supermarket – has been turned into the ‘east garden.’ 
 
“Community is at the heart of everything we do here at Lansdowne, and we’re glad to support local families,” said Bronwyn Bailey, Marketing Manager at Lansdowne Centre. “We’re also pleased to be doing our part for sustainability and for Richmond’s bee population with the inclusion of pollinator plants throughout the garden!”

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Food Garden Diaries

Check out our Food Garden Diaries! In these short videos, Sam from Victory Gardens will walk us through the garden itself, and explain her tips and tricks for growing a beautiful and healthy garden.

Food Garden Diary #1

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