An Early harvest from an Urban farm

Loutet Farm is a remarkable collaboration between local government and non-profits, powered by volunteers and corporate donations. You can buy some North Vancouver grown vegetables June 26, noon to 5 p.m. as part of the Art in the Garden tour, or starting in June, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m.

1 It takes a little planning to turn soil and water into food.

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2 The carefully planted rows are already bursting with life, with the promise of far more to come later. This year should produce a bumper crop at Loutet Farm.

3 Gavin Wright is the farmer who handles the planning and leads crews of volunteers. "It's at least a full-time job," he says.

4 Every one of these delicious morsels can be grown easily on the North Shore.

5 Imagine putting a gorgeous salad like this on the table knowing every part of it was pulled from the ground only hours ago in your community - or your backyard!-Benjamin Alldritt

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