Metro Vancouver Close Up – More Langley Residents Growing Food with Launch of Linwood Community Garden

Linwood Garden from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Metro Vancouver Close Up logoCommunity Gardens give people such as apartment dwellers a chance to get their hands dirty and grow their own food. Learn how the City of Langley and LEPS worked together to create this all-ages, wheelchair accessible amenity for its residents.

Continue reading

Metro Vancouver Close Up – Grassroots Efforts Build Community Spirit with Innovative Projects

Community Building MVCU from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

When it comes to building community, individuals can make a difference – one hug at a time! See how projects such as 100inOneDay and Abundant Communities harness people power to strengthen our social fabric with positive, grassroots initiatives.

Continue reading

Metro Vancouver Close Up – Greenest City Grants Support Local Efforts with Funding for 500 Projects

Greenest City Grants MVCU from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

Vancouver gets closer to its greenest city goals with the help of the Vancouver Foundation and Green City Grants. $1.4 million has been allocated to 500 projects. See how the funding program fosters creative solutions & supports local green efforts.

Continue reading

Love Food Hate Waste – Can, Freeze, or Dry Your Harvest to Reduce Food Waste and Fill the Pantry this Winter

LFHW logoAutumn is the perfect time to stock up on fruits and vegetables, whether you’re harvesting from your own garden or buying locally. But if you don’t have a way to preserve your bounty, that food could end up being wasted. To make the most of the food you love, you’ll want to preserve the produce you can’t eat right away – to extend its shelf life and prevent spoilage. Here’s some techniques to consider:

Continue reading

Metro Vancouver Offers Advice for Recycling Spoiled Food After Recent Storm

Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness: 72 hours from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

This video on emergency preparedness has good advice for dealing with extended power outages

Metro Vancouver reminds residents and businesses to use their green bins and home composters to recycle as much of the excess food waste as possible due to power outages during last weekend’s storm. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading