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Time: February 27, 2011 from 10am to 2:30pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre
Street: 601 Keefer St.
Website or Map: http://www.strathconacc.com
Phone: 604.713.1838 (Strathcona CC)
Event Neighbourhood and Type: strathcona, workshop, seeds, seed saving, gardening, community self reliance
Organized By: Ross Moster, VV Neighbourhood Food Networks/Seed Savers Network and Strathcona Community Centre
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2011
Beginning and more advanced workshops. (Follows Seedy Saturday.) RSVP here, and then register with Strahcona Community Centre.
Seed Saving – full workshop (10 am-2:30 pm)
Attend the morning “starter package” work shop and afternoon intermediate class in one day!
Instructors: Maria Hunter, Dragonfly Seeds
Mojave Kaplan, Planting Seeds Project
Robin Wheeler, Edible Landscapes (Robin is ill and can't participate; her material will be covered by Maria and Mojave.)
To register: SCC 604.713.1838 Course: 45533.102
Fee: $45.00. Subsidies are available to low income residents of Vancouver with a Leisure Access Card. For details on how to apply, please contact Strathcona CC or visit http://vancouver.ca/parks/rec/lac/index.htm. (You can see a list of benefits there, including free admission to all Park Board public swimming and ice skating sessions, and use of skates during public skating sessions.)
($45 includes a copy of the booklet: Five Levels of Seed Saving, value $6)
Seed Saving – the Starter Package (10 am-noon)
For beginners to intermediates, the morning session will focus on seed saving basics and theory. We will include a brief demonstration and hands-on examples. Also includes a package of Red Russian Kale seeds to
grow out and save.
To register: SCC 604.713.1838 Course: 45533.101
Fee: $30.00. Subsidies available. See Leisure Access Card information above.
($30 includes a copy of the booklet: Five Levels of Seed Saving, value $6)
Seed Saving Intermediate Class (1-2:30 pm)
The afternoon session is designed to build on and deepen our seed knowledge. Mojave will bring background history and meaning to our group with stories, and then we will discuss issues of better technique building, record keeping, selection and seed collectives. And bring your questions! We will gather at least one question per person through a beginning round, and organize and triage to address key areas. We will cover isolation distance and techniques, and persevering genetic diversity.
To register: SCC 604.713.1838 Course: 45534.101
Fee: $20.00. Subsidies available. See Leisure Access Card information above.
To join VV's Seed Saver Network click here.