Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: April 26, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)
Street: 4397 West 2nd Ave. Meet in the kitchen.
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://westpointgrey.org/
Phone: Register here or with firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:30 pm, Wednesday, April 26th
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, fermenting, eldergreens
Organized By: VV ElderGreens and Alyssa Kohlman (Fermentoring)
Latest Activity: May 8, 2017
Learn to make traditional, fermented sauerkraut in this Village Vancouver ElderGreens workshop w/Alyssa Kohlman. Fermented vegetables have many health benefits, including live enzymes, readily available vitamins and minerals, and probiotics -and sauerkraut/other fermented vegetables are suitable for all (vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, gluten free). Bring a wide-mouth 500ml mason jar, cutting board, large knife, and large bowl (optional). Participants will go home w/a jar of customized sauerkraut to ferment @home.
Adults/families w/children 10 years+ are welcome - minors must be accompanied by a caregiver. We'll have a Seed Library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate some .
By donation ($0-10), +$7 materials fee. Free for Seniors (50 and up). Reg by 5:30 pm, Wed, Apr 26 here (http://www.villagevancouver.ca/events/making-sauerkraut-low-cost-workshop-free-for-seniors-to-be-resche) or email email@example.com.
A Seed Saver Club precedes from 5-6:30. Free. Can't make it? We also have one @Strathcona Community Centre Tues the 25th 6:30-8 pm.
Organized and led by seniors, VV ElderGreens brings seniors, youth and others together to share food & 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, off of NW Marine Dr, & 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/low-cost Wednesday evening cooking, fermenting & preserving demonstrations, inc. 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/to get involved in the garden visit our Aberthau Garden Project page or email Ross Moster at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, & learn about this year's gardening activities (new volunteers welcome) and workshops. Tours, fermented food & kefir samplings, wild edible weeds talk & 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.