Goji Berry Teahouse

Visit Reeds Bazaar on 1905 Street and learn about Chinese history and specifically the significance of goji berries in Edmonton. The Goji Berry Teahouse exhibition runs August 3rd - September 17th, 2023 at Fort Edmonton Park. 

Goji berries were brought to Edmonton by the first Chinese workers after the completion of the railway in the late 19th Century. Over the past three years, artist Yong Fei Guan has examined some of the untold histories through the lens of local gojis and their human companion. Her team has donated over 300 baby goji plants to the public, including the new Chinese Garden at Fort Edmonton Park located on 1905 Street. A tea conversation with the artist will be held once a week at Reeds Bazaar, where we will reflect on our own idea of “home” in the time of mass migration.

Join Guan at Reeds Bazaar on Fridays from 10:30 am to 12 pm. 


Yong Fei Guan is a Chinese Canadian artist-researcher completing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She formally trained as an elementary school teacher in China. Guan taught in her hometown in Jiujiang, Foshan for three years. Guan explores multicultural identity, politics, and their relationship to environmental issues in her work. She has been involved in public and community art projects including 塑胶狮 Su Jiao Shi and 金猪 Golden Pig, in which the artist creates public art installations made from plastic waste diverted from the landfill. Guan is currently researching an eco-art project regarding local gojis as well as their migration history. www.yongfeiguan.com

Curious to learn more? Ask our interpreters about Edmonton's Chinese history on 1905 Street. Tickets

* Programming may be shifted without notice. 

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