Community Literacy Survey

Screen shot 2014-08-01 at 9.37.46 PMA couple of years ago, the Kensington-Cedar Cottage Literacy Task Force was formed by representatives from several social service agencies in the neighbourhood. The Task Force published this great report on literacy in our community.

The definition of literacy has expanded over the years to include many types outside the generally recognized scope of reading and writing. Food literacy is one of those newer additions. For example, Decoda Literacy Solutions (which funds some of the work of the agencies in the Task Force) has helped the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library put on our Seedy Saturday events and start our seed sharing library this year.

Now, the Task Force has a survey out for all Kensington-Cedar Cottage residents to complete. Which forms of literacy are most important to you? What sorts of educational opportunities would you like to see more of in the neighbourhood? Give your thoughts here: Share it with your friends too!


Community Survey about Garden in Kingscrest Park


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The Cedar Cottage Food Network has been working with local residents and the Park Board on a proposal for a community garden at Kingscrest Park, near the intersection of Knight, Kingsway, and King Edward. If the community consultation process goes well, the garden could be operational for the 2014 growing season.

Please fill in the consultation survey released by the Park Board by February 25th, 2014 to have your say on what happens in the park.