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Be a Friend of our Fields!

It’s that time of year again! Saturday, April 30th is our first Friends of the Field volunteering day at The Sharing Farm.We’ve been anticipating this day for weeks and can’t wait to have the community involved at the farm once again. The farm is buzzing, and not just with bees! So here are a few […]

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We’re tearing up Terra Nova Rural Park!

(4 acres of it … in a managed and sustainable fashion) Blueberry bushes ripped from their roots to make way for Mary’s Barn (lovingly replanted in East Field) Named after our inspiring founder, Mary Gazetas, the barn will be The Farm’s operation centre. Upon competition (end of May), we will move in and centralize our […]

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Seed funding helped Mary’s Barn grow roots

Local Rona owners were a catalyst for further investment at The Sharing Farm in west Richmond  Alan Campbell / Richmond News April 1, 2016 12:50 PM Alma (left) and Mack (fourth from left) Foster, owners of Rona on Elmbridge Way, donated $15,000 to get The Sharing Farm’s Mary’s Barn off the ground. They stand with […]

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2016 FARM INTERN JOB POSTING

Background The Sharing Farm is a non-profit community organization that grows vegetables on donated city lands for the Richmond Food Bank and other community agencies. We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working farm interns for May – August 2016.   The Sharing Farm is a unique community farm combining the practice of organic farming set within […]

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Foundational Relationship

With Lafarge Cement’s generous donation of concrete for Mary’s Barn, the foundation and footings are now solidly in place. Over the years we have been developing our relationship. For several years they have been sending enthusiastic groups of employees to work in our fields. When Pascal Bouchard, Plant Manager of the Lafarge plant in Richmond, […]

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Mary’s Barn – It’s Official

We are happy to announce that our new barn is now officially named, “Mary’s Barn,” in honor of our founder Mary Gazetas. The barn is currently under construction with a completion date scheduled for the end of May this year. Mary was the inspiration behind and a founding member of The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing […]

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Seed Saving and Genetic Diversity Study

One of our very good farm friends has published this important study on vegetable soybean – Edamame. Over the course of three seasons, Krishna P Sharma, PhD, planted and studied the behaviors of several edamame varieties in our fields. One of the purposes of the multi year study was to assess organic management under reduced […]

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Family Food Camp Pilot

Richmond non-profits launch farm-based food camp for families in need This season, three Richmond non-profits partnered to provide an innovative family food camp for food-insecure families at Terra Nova Rural Park. The 14-week pilot project has grown from a partnership between The Sharing Farm, the Richmond Schoolyard Society, and the Terra Nova Nature School. It runs from July […]

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Many Thank Yous

A huge thank you to the community for making this year’s festival the biggest to date in every way (including the name!). Growing the festival into the 7th Annual Garlic Festival – Chefs to the Field was an ambitious undertaking for our small group. We want to thank, many times over, the many volunteers who […]

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