West End Community Herb Gardens


Gordon Neighbourhood House’s Community Herb Gardens provide a free and open place for West Enders in Vancouver to harvest and enjoy fresh herbs.

Current Herb Gardens:

1075 Burnaby St. (at Thurlow)

Mole Hill Housing Society (laneway between Comox and Pendrell, near Bute)

For more information contact Farmer Susanna at susanna@gordonhouse.org


Northern Vancouver Island Communities Receive Emergency Preparedness Training

On March 13th the BCCPD delivered the one-day workshop, Prepare to Survive – Prepare to Help, in Port McNeill. Twenty people from six communities came out in a snow storm to take the workshop. There were representativs from Emergency Social Services, Fire, Ambulance, mental health groups, independent living, First Nations, as well as individuals with disabilities and seniors.

Workshop participants really liked the CMIST (Communications, Medical, Functional Independence, Supervision, and Transportation needs) approach and personal preparedness exercises and handouts.

For more information on the Prepare to Survive training contact Karen Martin, karen@bccpd.bc.ca