The Urban Seed Project

The Urban Seed project was started in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver. Classes, workshops and programs are created and implemented in inner city schools, day cares and community centres. Through the Urban Seed project Strathcona 1890 is creating sustainable food gardens, seniors and children programs.

In 2013 we helped build and plant a vertical food wall at RayCam Community Centre in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. With a footprint of only 40 square feet, the wall was able to provide fresh greens to 150 low income children daily during the growing season.

We are currently working with the Strathcona Youth Council to design and implement a vertical teaching garden at Lord Strathcona Elementary School in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This project is supported in part by a YPC grant from the Vancouver Foundation.

It is our plant to evolve the Urban Seed Project  into an official non-profit to give us more opportunities to apply for grants. We are always looking for volunteers and materials. If you are interested in volunteering or contributing please send an email to