Hastings Street Garden on East Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Below is text from Upwords Magazine Summer 2009  Issue #1 Volume #5

O Garden! Try the patch – it works!

The whole community is welcome to participate in “H.S.P” ( Hotel Society or Hastings Street Patch) People grow flowers of all colours and breeds. Some, like myself, like to grow food ie. potatoes, carrots, corn, tomatoes, etc… You can bring your children and believe me, they enjoy it immensely!

I believe a garden has a lot of healing value. It is structured and that is what I and others never had in life. Everything is in rows and has a place.  I wish my room was like that!

You water, nuture and bring to life to where there was none.  We could all learn a lot from this beautiful garden, so next time you pass 105 East Hastings Street, stop in and bring your ideas or just sit back and smell the flowers.

Robbie Plant

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  1. ugo
    December 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Did you know What happend with the magical garden that was installed over there? I can not find any reference about that, think it was a cool project.

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