Back to the Roots: A Chinese Canadian Gardening Workshop

Join Charles Luong from Roots on the Roof, UBC’s sustainable food organization, for an informative planting workshop at MOV’s recently developed Backyard Garden. Participants will learn proper planting techniques and caring of unique Asian vegetables not typically found in Western grocery stores. Garden bed planting demonstrations of Sui Choi (Napa Cabbage), Bak Choi, Scallions and Gai Lan (Chinese Kale / Chinese Broccoli) will be discussed and planted.

Our workshop will encourage participants to harvest vegetables from our garden and create their own take away “Vegetable Bouquet.” Participants will additionally design take away planters which will house provided seeds and allow participants the opportunity to care for their growth in an environment of their choosing. This is a great opportunity to learn about the care for unique vegetables and the horticultural traditions of Vancouver’s Chinese backyard gardens. Participants will learn about MOV’s backyard garden project and be entitled to future access for contributing to its ongoing development.

Date: Thursday, August 15 (rain or shine)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Admission: $5 – $15 Sliding scale.

Reserve your TICKET here!

Backyard Garden at Museum of Vancouver, in partnership with the University of British Columbia, is a garden exhibit on the front lawn of the museum inspired by the multicultural backyard gardens of Vancouver. We recognize that food has and continues to be a medium for civic engagement for migrant communities across the city. This experiential and inclusive garden exhibit celebrates the often untold stories of the backyard gardening community. We’re bringing the backyard to the forefront!

Roots on the Roof is a UBC club that envisions to grow and harvest food sustainably. They develop and conduct food literacy workshops to facilitate conversations around food, culture, health, aiming to create an inclusive space for social engagement and opportunities to explore and learn in food system initiatives.