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May 2014 Herb Garden

News Release

Gordon Nelson Partners with Gordon Neighbourhood House to Build Community Herb Garden

Vancouver, B.C., May 2014 – Gordon Nelson Inc. (“Gordon Nelson”), an owner of several West End apartment buildings and Ocean Village, a resort in Tofino, BC, is pleased to announce the opening of their first Urban Farm.

Gordon Nelson Inc. partnered with Gordon Neighbourhood House (“GNH”) to build and plant a community herb garden at their 1075 Burnaby apartment building.  Gordon Nelson built three garden plots, making use of an unused front lawn area.  Together with tenants and GNH members herbs were planted and made available to the neighbourhood.  Owner Jason Gordon says, “it is important to utilize available growing space in dense urban areas.  The garden acts as a vehicle for community building and we hope to see more pop up around the West End”.

The community herb garden is the second growing initiative Gordon Nelson has partnered with GNH on.  Last week, a 27 plot urban farm was created at another Gordon Nelson building.  10 garden plots were made available to Gordon Nelson and the remaining 17 were given to GNH to expand their existing urban farm program.

About Gordon Neighbourhood House

GNH is a community service organization in the West End.  Their mission is to make the West End a better neighbourhood in which to live and grow.

About Gordon Nelson Inc.

Gordon Nelson is an investment and property management and ownership company based in Vancouver BC. Gordon Nelson is a family owned and operated business that accommodates over 200 tenants over six apartment buildings in the City of Vancouver.  All buildings are within blocks of the beach, parks, jobs, shopping and entertainment. Gordon Nelson has invested millions of dollars in safety, environmental, structural and other upgrades over the past several years to protect, enhance and extend its buildings useful lives.  Gordon Nelson is proud to support numerous West End and lower mainland charities. Gordon Nelson also owns and operates Ocean Village, a 53-unit beachfront resort on beautiful MacKenzie Beach, a short drive from Tofino, BC on Vancouver Island’s west coast.

Contact: Jason Gordon at 604-760-0848 or Chris Nelson at 604-318-6877

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