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*Sparkling Water Kefir (Open to all, FREE for Seniors)

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*Sparkling Water Kefir (Open to all, FREE for Seniors)

Time: December 7, 2016 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
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Phone: Register here or with by 2 pm Wednesday, December 7
Event Neighbourhood and Type: pt. grey, workshop, water kefir, eldergreens, aberthau garden project
Organized By: ElderGreens and Aberthau Garden Project: Village Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks, Alyssa Kohlman (Fermentoring), and LocoMotoArt
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2017

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Event Description

We've decided to schedule one more workshop before the holidays.

Water Kefir with a holiday flair! In this Village Vancouver ElderGreens and Aberthau Garden Project workshop with Alyssa Kohlman, you'll learn to create home-made fruit "soda pop" from water kefir starter culture, from creating the initial mixture to flavouring and bottling it (secondary fermentation). The result is a highly carbonated, dry, healthful fruit soda. You’ll get to sample the finished product, and take home your own kefir starter grains with printed instructions. Bring a small, leak-proof jar for your grains.

We'll will have a seed library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate some seeds.

Suggested donation: Free for Seniors (50 and over). $0-10, plus $7 materials fee for everyone else. Register here or to by 2 pm on Wednesday the 7th.


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 at if you're interested in getting involved.

Hosted by VV, the Aberthau Garden Project (2015-17) includes VV's Demonstration Permaculture Garden, the West Point Grey Preschool Garden, and (following last year’s Sunflower Garden) the Pumpkin Patch, a new art/garden project by Aberthau artists-in-residence: LocoMotoArt Laura Lee Coles and Rob Scharein.

Emphasizing regenerative, low maintenance and moisture retentive permaculture design elements, including a small hugelkultur, an herb spiral, and saving open pollinated seeds, last year Village planted annual and perennial veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers, including pollinator attractants. Offering fun and inclusive social, educational, and cultural activities for community members, including free or low cost workshops, newer gardeners garden collaboratively alongside more experienced gardeners, providing a learning experience for everyone. For more info or to get involved: Ross Moster at or visit our Aberthau Garden Project page. For info on the previous Flax-Food-Fibre project:

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

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