As you enter the Colony Farm Community Gardens from the main parking lot, there are eleven small plots near the Gazebo that are set aside for ‘demo plots’. These are tended each year by gardeners who plant a variety of demonstration plants, or employ various gardening techniques, different seed and varietal options, and just plain interesting gardening ideas.
Plot #11 – Various bean varieties and their value in gardens.
“Roughly 6,000 years ago, the invention of pottery in South America enabled dried beans to be cooked and quickly they became a staple of many traditional cultures.” (Carolyn Herriot in The Zero-mile Diet).
The crops on all our demo plot plantings changes annually. If you’d like to learn more about the gardeners who tend our demo plots, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Fire Risk
Metro Vancouver has informed us of a High Fire Danger Rating for Colony Farm Gardens and Park .
All high risk activity must cease between 1pm to sunset.
These activities include:
-use of gas powered equipment
-use of tools that may emit a spark or flame (no cutting metal)
-use of any open flame or ember-producing equipment such as bbqs or propane stoves
Smoking is not permitted in the park. If you should see someone smoking in the gardens, consider offering a gentle reminder of the fire hazard.