The Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association is teaming up with the Heights Garden Society to take local residents on an edible garden tour this Sunday.
"We have some excellent gardeners here, and North Burnaby is very culturally diverse," said Diana Hall, president of the Heights Garden Society, which runs a local 45-plot community garden. "It will be a way for neighbours to connect with each other as well."
The self-guided walk, on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., takes participants though seven food gardens in the Heights neighbourhood, where growers will be on hand to answer questions.
"People will get good gardening tips. It's also to celebrate the beauty of food-producing plants and to see that sometimes people manage to produce food in challenging circumstances," Hall said. "When it comes to gardening, where there's a will, there's a way."
Participants can pick up a brochure with the route's map and garden information at the Heights community garden, at 3897 Pender St., between 10 a.m. and 12: 30 p.m. Organizers are suggesting $5 donations for adults, $3 for seniors and $8 for families.