Rooftop GardenWhere nature paints and art blooms
Where plants gather and people grow
Where seeds of tradition harvest innovation
‘’Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.’’
~Henry David Thoreau
Richmond’s rooftopgarden, the urban cousin of Terra Nova, is located at the Richmond Library/Cultural Centre. Formerly a homage to concrete, the space has been transformed into a green oasis. The garden will host outdoor arts events and innovative programs ranging from growing food in small spaces to water conservation techniques. It will also serve as the foundation for a Culinary Arts program.
As the City grows it will become more important for the community to have widespread knowledge of urban gardening and agriculture: both in terms of the aesthetic beauty of a City but also in terms of the practicality of providing locally grown food. In this sense, this garden aims to be a legacy for future generations.
2013 Rooftop Garden Spring Programs
Richmond Library/Cultural Centre, 2nd Floor
7700 Minoru Gate
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Opening Ceremony September 30, 2011