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Cedar Cottage Garden Spring Fling

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Cedar Cottage Garden Spring Fling

Time: May 1, 2011 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: Under the skytrain tracks at Hull Street and Victoria Drive
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://cedarcottagegarden.wor…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: cedar, cottage
Organized By: Cylia
Latest Activity: May 6, 2011

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Event Description

Join members of Cedar Cottage Garden for our third annual celebration of gardens and community, happening in the garden plaza located at Hull Street, Victoria Drive and Stainsbury Street (below West House).

 

The afternoon will be filled with opportunities to mingle and meet new neighbours, and to enjoy a range of goods, activities and entertainment. Drop by for some baked goods, samosas, a plant and seedlings sale, local arts and crafts, live entertainment, and activities for kids.

 

See details below for more info.

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Comment by Hella Dee on May 6, 2011 at 9:02am
I had a blast. Just love that location, and it was really nice it was sunny.
Comment by Cylia on May 2, 2011 at 12:53pm
Just wanted to add a little note that I was glad to see many faces from Village Vancouver and my other garden connections. It was a perfect day for a celebration and gathering of community. Thanks for your ongoing support. The day went very well. Cylia
Comment by Cylia on April 30, 2011 at 10:27pm

 

Our own community gardeners have been hard at work, and we are pleased to present the following seed starts for sale. Prices will range from 50 cents to $3 -- depends on size, variety, heirloom/heritage value -- so please shop early and bring your coins with you.

- Andrea Bellamy -- 8 tomato plants total -- Sungold, Black Krim, Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter; 6 Allium cernuum (Pink nodding onion)


- Cora Beitel/Leah Seibert - 4 Gold Nugget Tomato, 5 Black Krim Tomato, 10 Gypsy Pepper2-3 Broccoli
- Angela Wan - 12 yellow pear-shaped tomato, 12 sweet cherry (hybrid) tomato, 6 brandywine red tomato, 6 Long English Telegraph Improved cucumbers
Peter Finch/Cylia Wong - 4 Jimmy Nardello Peppers, 6 sweet peppers, 2 collards, 5 kale, 3 beets, 3 leeks, 2 scallions, 11 Pollock tomatoes, 8 Victoria tomatoes
- Katie Anderson - 6 yellow pear cherry tomatoes, 2 Little October small pumpkins, 2 sweet red pepper Pimento Elite, 2 mystery peppers, 4 oregano. 
- Lois Boxill - 4 green pepper, 4 eggplant,  2 genovese basil, 2 shallot plants
Comment by Cylia on April 30, 2011 at 8:04pm

CEDAR COTTAGE FUNDRAISERS / ACTIVITIES

 

* Seed starts/plants/Effective Micro-organisms/organic soil amendments

* Baking/samosas/beverages

* Used books – gardening, cookbooks, food, etc. – priced to sell

* Cedar Cottage garden membership table/tour, seed swap, co-op radio brochures, Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective info, Trout Lake Food Security Network info

* Green Tomato Chutney -- created by local canning duo Faune and Cylia

* Kids area

Comment by Cylia on April 30, 2011 at 8:03pm

Dog owners are requested to keep their dogs on leash at all times. Note: chickens will be on site.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

12 noon - Faune Johnson or Molly Caron will say a few words

1215-1245 - Kurai Mubaiwa (marimba)  http://www.myspace.com/zimbamoto

1-120 - Andrea Bellamy - seedball making workshop

120-125 - Kim Letts - demo hula hoops

130-145 - Molly Caron leads a song

2-230 pm - Faune Johnson leads poetry contest (cash prizes offered)

 

CHECK OUT:

* Maggie with her chickens will be on hand to help educate the public

* West House – tour the eco-friendly laneway house -12-3 p.m.

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/news/relocated-west-house-welcomes-first-...

 

CONFIRMED VENDORS:

* Zero Waste Vancouver - handmade recycled market bags, along with an info display on composting food scraps

* Sarah Chalmers - handmade natural soaps and bath products

https://www.facebook.com/SoapbySarah?sk=info

* Andrea Bellamy (Cedar Cottage gardener) - book signing and sales of ‘Sugar Snaps and Strawberries’ plus seedball making workshop 

http://heavypetal.ca/

* Marcela De la Peña - felt fabric foods 

http://www.comiditas.net/

* Sandie Yew (Cedar Cottage gardener) – pretty sparkly things (jewelry with precious stones)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandie/sets/1526389/

* Dalia - jewellery, naturally dyed yarns and knit creations

* Kimlett Hoops - hulahoops

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCPFDkztjOg

* Annette Fick (Crow’s Point gardener) - seed starts

* Renee - handmade aprons, for adults and children, and other handcrafted items, including delicious truffle date-balls and herbal salves

* Liz Earle (Cedar Cottage gardener) - samples of premium dog and cat food handed out and doggie treats for sale

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