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*Introduction to Organic Gardening (low cost workshop; FREE for seniors)

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*Introduction to Organic Gardening (low cost workshop; FREE for seniors)

Time: February 21, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
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 Monday, February 20
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, gardening, eldergreens, aberthau garden project
Organized By: VV ElderGreens and Rhiannon Johnson
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2017

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Event Description

Village Vancouver Eldergreens presents this 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 and in the garden, tailored to your space. Be rewarded with the taste of freshly grown veggies this season! We'll have the community seed library present - you can get some free seeds (and other goodies) for your garden or swap or donate some seeds.

This workshop is by donation ($0 - $10). Free for Seniors (50 and over). Register by Monday, Feb 20th here or by email: ross@villagevancouver.ca.

Organized and led by seniors, VV ElderGreens brings seniors, youth and others together to share food and gardening skills and wisdom through workshops and other activities. All ages welcome, please contact us if you're interested in getting involved.

ABERTHAU GARDEN PROJECT
Located behind the Mansion, just off of NW Marine Dr, and hosted by Village Vancouver, the garden includes VV’s Demonstration Permaculture Garden, the WPG Preschool Garden and art/garden projects by 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 free or low-cost Wednesday evening cooking, fermenting and preserving demonstrations, including sauerkraut, kefir, and tastes of Korea and India, gardening workshops like early summer gardening, native edibles walks and the seed savers club.

In the garden, newer gardeners garden collaboratively alongside more experienced gardeners at our Saturday work parties, providing a learning experience for everyone. For more info or to get involved in the garden visit our Aberthau Garden Project page or email Ross Moster at ross@villagevancouver.ca. For info on the previous Flax-Food-Fibre project: Aberthauflaxfibrefood.blogspot.ca/.

Garden Open House Saturday, April 29th, 2017 1:00-3:30pm
Free and family friendly! Explore the grounds, and learn about this year's gardening activities (new volunteers welcome) and workshops. Tours, fermented food and kefir samplings, wild edible weeds talk and walk, harvest straw art, LocoMotoArt's heirloom green bean garden, permaculture and gardening info. Kids - take a picture with WeBee! Seed library present - get some free seeds, or swap or donate some.

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




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