Yarrow Eco Crawl takes over small town

Three green events took over the small town of Yarrow on Saturday as part of the Yarrow Eco Crawl.

Iain McIntosh (right) plays a game of Scrabble with Kevin Disher during Earth Day Fraser Valley at Pioneer Park in Yarrow on Saturday. The game was made by Kayla Feenstra

Iain McIntosh (right) plays a game of Scrabble with Kevin Disher during Earth Day Fraser Valley at Pioneer Park in Yarrow on Saturday. The game was made by Kayla Feenstra

Three green events took over the small town of Yarrow on Saturday as part of the Yarrow Eco Crawl.

At Yarrow Pioneer Park, people celebrated Earth Day Fraser Valley with a plant sale, music, art, artisans, tours of the Yarrow Eco Village, music, food, games, a garden goodies workshop, and pony rides. Above, Iain McIntosh (right) plays a game of Scrabble with Kevin Disher during the event. The game was made by Kayla Feenstra, an Abbotsford woman with Dragonlily Gardens who built her own 130 sq. ft. mobile home last year.

Below, Volunteer Kyleigh Harrison from Sardis secondary helps Yarrow elementary students Eli Kingscobie (right) and Myles Merchant (centre), along with friend Abram Hughes (left), make pots out of newsprint to plant sweet peas during the grand opening of the school’s new garden. The school received a grant from Farm to School B.C., plus they did some fundraising, and now the kids have an outdoor classroom consisting of seven raised garden beds, three compost bins, three strawberry gutters, a shed with whiteboards inside for teacher instruction, and big tree stump rounds for chairs.

And third, fundraiser The Biggest Little Plant Sale in the Valley was held at Yarrow Community Centre. It was a fundraiser for the Yarrow Volunteer Society and proceeds will go to the maintenance and upkeep of the Community Centre as well as all other Yarrow events (including Yarrow Days and other socials, school garden programs and student bursaries).