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April 2020

Growing Plenty of Potatoes

April-3 to April-3, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Multipurpose Room at *Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Learn how and when to plant, grow, harvest, and store potatoes. In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Rhiannon Johnson, we'll discuss the best varieties for our area, preparation for planting, feeding, preventing problems, and much more for growing tasty potatoes! Each participant will take home a potato "seed". We'll have a community seed library present - pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

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May 2020

Making Beeswax Salves with Lori Snyder

May-14 to May-14, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Multipurpose Room at *Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll discover how to make beeswax salves with infused plant oils. It's quick and easy! Beeswax salves have many different applications, including lip balms, natural skin care, hand salves, and salves for wounds and sprains. Gardeners - you can make salves from your garden from a variety of plant infused olive oils blended into beeswax. We'll have a community seed library present - pick up some free seeds…

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June 2020

Introduction to Fermenting

June-5 to June-5, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Multipurpose Room at *Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop, you'll learn about several fermenting options, including vegetable fermenting (sauerkraut and local seasonal ferments), water kefir, milk kefir, and kombucha. Other topics covered include where to find supplies and ingredients, how much time and space is needed, and what equipment is required. We'll have a community seed library present - pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. Part of the Westside Food Festival (June 16-August 3).

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Insects in the Garden: The Good, The Bad & the Bug

June-7 to June-7, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Snowy’s Lounge at *Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

You see them in their multitudes: bugs, creepy-crawlys - insects. Whatever you call them, you can become skilled at knowing how to identify some common culprits as well as the heroes of your garden community and ecology. Learn how to deal with some common garden pests in an easy and organic way while promoting beneficial pollinators. Please pre-register.

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Westside Permaculture Corridor

June-17 to June-17, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Snowy’s Lounge at *Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Village Vancouver is creating a permaculture corridor on the Westside. Join us for a potluck and discussion of our three year Greenest City project. New participants/new locations welcome. Bring something to share for the potluck. We'll have a community seed library present - pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. Part of the Westside Food Festival (June 16-August 3).

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