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*Introduction to Organic Gardening (by donation workshop; FREE for seniors) DATE CORRECTION: WEDNESDAY, March 14

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*Introduction to Organic Gardening (by donation workshop; FREE for seniors) DATE CORRECTION: WEDNESDAY, March 14

Time: March 14, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)
Street: 4397 West 2nd Ave.
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://westpointgrey.org/
Phone: Register here or with ross@villagevancouver.ca by 9 pm Monday, March 8
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, gardening, grow local, eldergreens, aberthau garden project
Organized By: VV Neighbourhood Food Networks and Rhiannon Johnson
Latest Activity: Mar 13

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Event Description

Please note: correct date is Wed, March 14, not March 13.

In this Village Vancouver workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing, and starting a food garden this Spring, you'll learn some simple techniques from Rhiannon Johnson for starting plants indoors/in the garden, tailored to your space. Be rewarded with the taste of freshly grown veggies this season! We'll have the W. Pt. Grey Village seed library present - pick up free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

By donation ($0-12.50). Free for Seniors (50 and over). Register here or by email: ross@villagevancouver.ca.

This workshop is part of Village Vancouver's Building Community Food Security and Resilience Project.This project is made possible by the BC Ministry of Agriculture's Grow Local program. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Agriculture.

Aberthau Collaborative Permaculture and Eco Art Garden
Located behind the Mansion, just off of NW Marine Dr, and hosted by Village Vancouver, the garden includes VV’s Collaborative Demo Permaculture Garden, the WPG Preschool Garden and art/garden projects by Aberthau artist residencies and local artists, including artists-in-residence LocoMotoArt (Laura Lee Coles and Rob Scharein). Emphasizing permaculture design elements,  including a small hugelkultur, an herb spiral, planting pollinator attractants, and saving open pollinated seeds, the garden offers fun, inclusive social, educational, culinary and cultural activities for community members. Enjoy cooking, fermenting, preserving and DIY demonstrations, including canning, fermented sodas, and making tofu and paneer, timely gardening workshops such as early summer gardening, vertical gardening and growing herbs, the seed savers club, and a native edibles walk, as well as Saturday morning gardening. 
In the garden, newer gardeners garden collaboratively alongside more experienced gardeners, providing a learning experience for everyone. For more info/to get involved, visit Village Vancouver (www.villagevancouver.ca) or email Ross Moster at ross@villagevancouver.ca.The garden is a member of W. Pt Grey Village Vancouver.

Garden Open House Saturday, April 28th, 2018 10 am-3 pm; Free, fun, and family friendly! Gardening, garden tours, workshops, harvest straw art, community potluck, music, storytelling, LocoMotoArt's garden project and studio tour, permaculture and gardening info, seed library (pick up some free seeds, or swap or donate seeds), Wes tPt. Grey Transition Village, Mason bee house giveaway, kids - take a picturewith WeBee! The garden's located behind the mansion, just off of NW Marine, east of Trimble. Rain or shine!

Village is a member of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (vancouverfoodnetworks.com) -- check it out!

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