Grow Green with eco-friendly gardening tipsGrow Green with eco-friendly gardening tips<div class="ExternalClassE1D2C764E0BE44448008950854CB5CB1"><p>With spring around the corner, Metro Vancouver’s <a href="http://www.growgreenguide.ca/" target="_blank">Grow Green guide</a> is here to help gardeners find inspiration and advice on growing an eco-friendly garden, regardless of their gardening skills or space constraints.</p><p>Since its launch in 2016, Grow Green’s popularity has been budding. The website received over 7,900 visits in 2016, with more than 14,600 visits last year -- with 100-200 visits per day during the peak gardening season. </p><p>Based on user feedback a year after its launch, the Grow Green website has been refreshed to provide a variety of new content including small space gardening, growing food and supporting pollinators and native plants. It now has 110 garden and container plans, six lawn alternatives and a searchable database of more than 350 plants.</p><p>A new section called ‘<a href="http://www.growgreenguide.ca/resources/news" target="_blank">Green Thumb News</a>’ also provides simple advice from the experts on the most popular and contemporary gardening topics. Join our <a href="http://www.growgreenguide.ca/mailing-list" target="_blank">mailing list</a> to receive article notifications and Grow Green updates.</p><p>The Grow Green team has also been promoting the guide at a variety of events across the region, such as the City of Vancouver tree sale and the PNE’s ‘Agriculture in the City’. Five of our most popular designs have also been brought to life at the Grow Green demonstration garden at UBC Botanical Garden.</p><p>Grow Green is a work in progress and feedback is welcome. Comment on our articles or ask gardening questions via email at <a href="mailto:growgreen@metrovancouver.org" target="_blank">growgreen@metrovancouver.org</a>.</p><div class="small-12 medium-4 columns"><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/217862139" target="_blank"><img src="/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu42-video-growgreen.jpg" alt="" style="width:300px;" /></a></p></div><div class="small-12 medium-8 columns"><p><strong>Grow Green Guide to Eco-friendly Lawns and Gardens</strong></p><p>We showcase Metro Vancouver’s online Grow Green Guide to eco-friendly lawns and gardens and learn how the plants, designs and plans it features for planters and containers were chosen in association with the experts at the UBC Botanical Garden.</p></div></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/mu42-growgreen.jpg2018-04-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#d3e8d469-5d09-45bf-a563-5bb6d8ae49fd;L0|#0d3e8d469-5d09-45bf-a563-5bb6d8ae49fd|Issue 42;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass790BD8A470074BC7B6279836ECF7541D"><p>​With spring around the corner, Metro Vancouver’s <a href="http://www.growgreenguide.ca/" target="_blank">Grow Green guide</a> is here to help gardeners find inspiration and advice on growing an eco-friendly garden, regardless of their gardening skills or space constraints.</p></div>0