AUG 17-18 2024: VANCOUVER, BC – Work Bee at šxʷqʷeləwən ct Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 04, 2024

You’re invited to a work bee at the Britannia šxʷqʷeləwən ct (One heart, one mind) Garden in Vancouver, BC! Come on out and lend a hand building berms to improve water holding capacity in the soil, mulching, building paths, transplanting, and weeding out invasive species! Everyone is welcome to attend. 

DATE: August 17-18, 2024. Join for the whole weekend or drop in when you’re able.

LOCATION: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories. Meet at the Britannia šxʷqʷeləwən ct Carving Pavilion in the parking lot. (Approx 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4X4)

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REGISTER: So that we can plan for meals, please register on Eventbrite:


9am: Arrive, land acknowledgement, introductions, quick site tour
10am: Work party
12pm: Lunch
1pm: Work party
3pm: Depart

9am Work Party
12pm: Lunch
1pm: Work Party
3pm: Depart

BRING: Weather and farm-appropriate clothing, footwear, work/gardening gloves, water bottle. If you have them, please bring hand tools (i.e. shovels, pitchforks, rakes, hand trowels, pruners). Please label equipment beforehand.

Other materials the garden could use: Large stones for outlining the berms, shade loving bioregional plants, extra bark mulch and/or river rock/small stones.

MEALS: Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. 

SHARE: Planning on joining us? Invite your friends and share this event!

ACCESSIBILITY: There is a short walk to the washrooms. If you have any accessibility needs, please get in touch with us at

ABOUT šxʷqʷeləwən ct Garden 

The Grandview Woodland Food Connection at Britannia Community Centre is cultivating a connection to the land, food growing knowledge and skills throughout our garden programs. We work with students and community members in our 10,000 sq. ft. garden areas where folks can gain hands-on food growing experience and ecological knowledge, while providing freshly grown veggies and fruits for various school and community food programs. The šxʷqʷeləwən ct (One heart, one mind) garden surrounding the Carving Pavilion, is a garden full of native plants that have cultural, medicinal, household, and food uses. The close-by Nexway̓s wa lh7áy̓nexw (Transformed Life) Garden provides learning and growing space for students and community members as well as rentable community plots where we can grow food with our Neighbours.

Grandview Woodland Food Connection Mission, Vision & Values

We work towards a community-based, accessible, just, decolonized, and sustainable local food system.

GWFC is a Neighborhood Food Network supporting the health & well-being of all residents, especially, our vulnerable, under-served, and low-income neighbours. We address food security by providing a broad spectrum of programs that connect & strengthen our community.

GWFC strives to use community-based food projects to connect individuals within our community and to connect us with other communities dealing with food security, justice and equity issues, while informing ourselves and others of the importance of our relationship to the land.




  • This event is free and open to everyone! Supervised children are welcome
  • Please leave furry friends at home
  • Please stay home if you have cold or flu symptoms
  • Please wash your shoes before visiting the garden, especially if you work on or have visited a farm recently
  • Please do not bring alcohol to this event
  • Please share this event with anyone who may be interested!


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  • We welcome cancellations at any time – you can do so through Eventbrite, through the link in your registration confirmation email, or by contacting Please let us know if you aren’t able to attend so we can plan meals better.
  • Questions? Email Michalina at