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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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Exploring Responses to the Climate Emergency

June-24 to June-24, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Snowy’s Lounge at *Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
Vancouver, BC V6K 4K9 Canada

Join Village Vancouver and Westside Neighbourhood Food Network in discussing practical responses to the climate emergency. For this gathering, we're particularly interested in actions you're taking, especially ones which others can learn from. Facilitated by Ross Moster. 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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Introduction to Vertical Gardening

June-26 to June-26, 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 Dr. Yael Stav, we'll review the opportunities for, and benefits of, growing food in vertical gardens in an urban setting. We'll discuss the different systems and technologies available for vertical gardening and talk about the principles of setting up a successful vertical food garden on fences, walls, and balconies, including watering, weight, light and plant choice considerations. We'll have a community seed library present - pick up some free seeds…

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