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Vancouver has created a “Greenest City Action Team” with a formidable list of environmental activists – and they mean business…

Vancouver to Create Community Garden on City Hall Lawn – CivicInfo BC – News

“If we want Vancouver to be a truly sustainable city, City Hall needs to lead the way,” said Mayor Robertson. “By converting part of the City Hall lawn into a community garden, Vancouver is walking the talk when it comes to producing local food.”

The idea to create a community garden at City Hall is the first ‘Quick Start’ recommendation to come from the Greenest City Action Team. The Team, which met for the first time on February 25, is focused on immediate action steps the City can take to improve its environmental performance. Members of the team include Dr. David Suzuki, Former Premier Mike Harcourt, and Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman.

Food is at the heart of the sustainability issue – it is not an empty gesture to transform the most prominent of public spaces, right outside City Hall into an edible garden.

Urban Agriculture is officially on the menu folks – for thoswe who don’t get it, look it up it’s not just “in” it is indispensable.

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.