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EcoMinds-Gardening For Mental Health 保健園藝

This is a gardening group for people who are interested in gardening and mental wellness. Research has found gardening provides relaxation and stress relieve. It is a great way for people who are stressed out or who have experienced mental health issues to get connected with nature and soil. Gardening is sometimes referred as Ecotherapy.

However, many of us do not have either the time or space to do gardening alone. By working together as a group, we can help each other and learn gardening skills as well as ways to maintain mental and physical wellness.

I’m looking for gardening neophytes and experienced gardeners to join us. Our members enjoy fresh air, friendly advice, and fresh organic produce from the 3 plots.

I live in Vancouver’s River District by the Fraser River. We are part of the newly established Riverfront Park Community Garden, founded by the dedicated Fraserlands Community Gardening Group.

You are welcome to join our Facebook group herehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/gardening4mh/files/

or be part of our EcoMinds team by filling out the membership application form under the “File” tab. Copy and paste the form into a Word program. Complete the form and email to me. First year membership fee free. 我們這個小組的目標是用耕種田圃來增進心身健康。科學調查證實田園生活有益心身。我們可享受新鮮空氣和陽光,又可以認識新朋友和分享辛勤勞動後的果實。

我們有兩塊4尺乘10尺的肥沃有機田圃。地址是在温哥华东南角的SEMarine Dr. 和Kerr St. 附近。 所有收成平分給積極參與耕種會員。您有興趣可以參加我們這裡的臉譜網頁https://www.facebook.com/groups/gardening4mh/或點“文件”拷貝會員申請表到電腦軟件,填寫好,電郵給我gardening4mh@groups.facebook.com。第一年免會費。


Cappuccinos, Americanos, and Lattes,                                                             Oh My!  Willowbean Cafe Now Open

Come visit the Willow Bean Café at Vancouver General Hospital, Willow Pavilion!  The Willow Bean Café is an exciting social enterprise with partnerships between VCH and UBC Foundation, Sodexo, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.  We hire mental health consumers as a part of our training program to learn how to work in a café, re-enter the work force, and work towards their personal recovery journey.

We have recently hired Dominic and Lorna as our baristas who would love to make you a delicious Vanilla Latte or Americano! Come check us out Monday-Friday 8:00-2:30 at 805 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver.

Between now and September 30th, if you come in between12-2:00 and say “I’ll take mine roasted!” you will get 10% off your purchase.
  We look forward to serving you soon!