The lovingly cared for Bolevard and Square gardens is this North Vancouver neighborhood ‘COVID corner of hope’

However, garden changes on Avenue Avenue are a center of community engagement and initiative

In many streets and squares in North Shore, yellow weeds mixed with weeds are common summer views. The North Vancouver Community Volunteers, on the other hand, have taken positive action, and as a result, many neighboring streets and squares on Central Mahan Street have been transformed into spectacular gardens.

Bolevard, north of Vancouver Avenue and 18th Street, is the largest of these gardens and is considered by some residents to be the “corner of COVID.” This huge garden provides ample evidence that the community is coming together in a time of catastrophic outbreaks. In addition to beeswax, this garden is home to many vegetables, including cabbage, lettuce, zucchini, beans, pumpkins, potatoes, and tomatoes. In addition to these plants and plants, embroidered willow fences add a touch of ornament to the garden.

The vision of this Bulevard garden came from Ruth Chan Chan, a longtime resident of northern Vancouver who grew up on a farm in Switzerland. Growing healthy food locally in Switzerland is something she will never forget and want to spread in northern Vancouver.

She started in a courtyard many years ago – weeding, and growing flowers, leaves, and vegetables. This was a rewarding, time-consuming task. From the local leaves to the courtyard, she grew the rubber burdock rot and plants. Community members noticed the magnificent garden, offered to help, and volunteered. With the help of these volunteers, many of the corners and boulevards along 16th Street and 21st Street are home to the same eye-catching gardens.

Garden changes are a center of community engagement and initiative. She saw a two-year-old girl sowing the sun, and she chose to help plant sunflower seeds. Another resident, Susan Drew, also wrote an inspirational poem, saying: In Ruth’s permanent vision, I was inspired by her inner knowledge of how to grow and nurture this piece of paradise in this corner of the city.

She says the main problem she is trying to address is her awareness and readiness for the effects of climate change. “We have to change, and we have to be prepared. And I want to expand the operations. ”She says.

Find out more about this community-based initiative by visiting the volunteer community page on Instagram.

Shervin Shaherri is a lecturer in the North Vancouver Lonsdale neighborhood (Arcadia, 2009) and the Langara Business Faculty. He is a former chairman of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission and chairman of the North Vancouver City Library Board.

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