An outdoor image of Neil and Christina of Crossbow, accompanied by the harp and cello, as Neil plays the flute

Music in the Garden: Beats off Broadway

We’re postponing our open mic so our garden can enjoy the rain! Stay tuned for the new date.

When: Friday, September 11 @ 7 p.m. sharp!
If you want to perform, please arrive as close to 6:30 p.m. as possible to sign up.

Where: coFood Collaborative Garden
265 East 4th Avenue (between Main Street & Scotia Street)
Vancouver / Unceded Coast Salish Territory

Tickets: No need to RSVP! Suggested Donation $10 Cash
See COVID safety measures below. Seats offered to the first 30 people to arrive. Please arrive as close to 6:30 p.m. as possible.

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More Info: Please call Earle Peach at 604.874.1256.

New COVID Safety Approach! Arrive early with everyone you want to sit with

To ensure safe distancing, we will ask folks to line up at the entrance on East 4th Ave, and our host will help you set up seats in the garden.

This means 100% of your party needs to be present when we seat you, so please plan ahead and arrive in advance, as close to 6:30 p.m. as possible!

We share the air!

Smoking is not permitted at this event. To support our neighbours with allergies and sensitivities, please avoid wearing scents.


A limited number of ground-level-access seats are available for folks attending with mobility devices. Please notify us in advance of your accessibility needs by emailing, and we will do our best to meet your requests.

Most seats are wooden chairs or benches, accessed by going down several brick stairs and weaving through wood-mulch pathways. Please bring cushions and blankets to make yourself more comfortable.

The garden may be accessed at the ground level through an entrance on 4th Avenue for folks attending with strollers or mobility devices. Please contact us in advance, since these seats are limited.

For folks with EMF sensitivities, please be aware that there are WiFi signals in the garden from neighbouring buildings.

The needs of folks with hearing impairments are important to us, and in time we’d like to build capacity for ASL interpretation at our events.

There are no public washrooms on-site, so please plan ahead.

COVID Safety

There are 30 seats available, with room for at least 2 metres of space between groups. Please bring your hand sanitizer, and feel free to wear a mask! Once the garden is full, there will be standing room on the sidewalk and in the alley.

Please stay home if you are sick, have been recently ill, or have been in contact with someone who is ill.

Donations to coFood Vancouver

Help support our dedicated and generous team in stewarding and commoning the coFood Garden as an evolving neighbourhood space. Make a donation at

Past Events

#musicinthegarden / Sunday, August 16, 2020

Music in the Garden with Vancouver Cellist Marina Hasselberg

#musicinthegarden / Sunday, August 9, 2020

Music in the Garden with Creek Rats & Guests + Left Coast Band

#musicinthegarden / Sunday, July 19, 2020

Music in the Garden with d.s. prowse, Tariq, and The Golden Age of Wrestling

#musicinthegarden / Saturday, July 11, 2020

Music in the Garden with Kerri Coombs & Radio Cascadia

We gathered for an evening of storytelling and music by artists in our neighbourhood.

#musicinthegarden / Sunday, June 28, 2020

Music in the Garden with Three Sisters, Edu Gana Otarola & CHEEN

We gathered for an evening of storytelling and music by artists from Ditidaht Nation, Lil’Wat Nation, Chile and Egypt.

#foodsupply / Thursday, November 14, 2019

How resilient is our food supply? Urban food security and climate change

We gathered to pose these questions: Are you ready for disruptions in our local food supply as our climate changes? Are your loved ones, friends and neighbours? What can we do to prepare for food resiliency?

#permaculture / Monday, February 19, 2018

What if we grew our cities instead of building them?

We gathered to learn how Village Vancouver and Josh Davis from the Change Chats use permaculture principles to change the culture of urban life.

#foodwaste / Monday, November 20, 2017

How can a circular economy end #foodwaste?

We gathered to learn how the EcoEats app is solving food waste problems, and how the Beehive collective house uses thoughtful systems to prevents food waste.

#permaculture / Monday, September 18, 2017

Can #permaculture regenerate our cities? imagining post-capitalist foodscapes

We gathered to discuss how permaculture can help us understand and undermine the dominant unending growth paradigm.

#foodeducation / Monday, July 17, 2017

How deep are your roots? #FoodEducation in the urban wild.

We gathered in the coFood Collaborative Garden for an urban plant discovery workshop with Aboriginal herbalist Lori Snyder

#foodtech / Monday, May 15, 2017

Are you plugged in to #foodtech?

We gathered to learn about some exciting developments in food technology.

#foodjustice / Monday, March 20, 2017

Food justice: Who is responsible?

We gathered to celebrate the first day of spring and to inquire into food injustice in our society.

#foodsupply / Monday, February 6, 2017

Where does it come from? Vancouver’s food supply
We kicked off 2017 and the Year of the Rooster with dinner and presentations about Vancouver’s food supply, followed by a group discussion.

#foodwaste / Monday, October 24, 2016

Zero Waste Dinner: How do we achieve Zero Food Waste 2040?

We feasted on unwasted food, and two presentations on the interrelationships between food and waste, followed by a small-group problem-solving session.

#permaculture / Monday, September 19, 2016

Movie Night: What if Our Food Footprints were Beneficial?

We hosted a screening of INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. Together, we dug in to the question of how permaculture can improve the projects closest to our hearts.

#community / Monday, July 18, 2016

Meatless Monday in the Garden
A casual and relaxed get together with handmade veggie burgers and gourmet popsicles. Our discussions from the evening have helped direct the focus of coFood as we move forward.