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*Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (by donation; FREE for seniors) - rescheduled to Sat, Mar 17th 11am-1pm

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*Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (by donation; FREE for seniors) - rescheduled to Sat, Mar 17th 11am-1pm

Time: February 21, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)
Street: 4397 West 2nd Ave. (dining room)
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
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Phone: Register here or with Advance registration encouraged.
Event Neighbourhood and Type: workshop, garlic, gardening, eldergreens, grow local, aberthau garden project, seeds, aberthau village
Organized By: VV ElderGreens and Rhiannon Johnson
Latest Activity: Feb 21

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Garlic's easy to grow, can thrive in small spaces, and tastes great homegrown! In this Village Vancouver workshop with Rhiannon Johnson, we'll cover different types of garlic, soil, planting, care, and what to expect. You'll learn how to grow garlic in your garden or containers and take home some garlic cloves to plant. We'll have the Aberthau Village Vancouver community seed library there - pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. 

By Donation: Sliding scale $0 - $12.50 suggested. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

Register here  ( or with Advance registration encouraged.

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.

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.

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,, gardening workshops, 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 For info on the previous Flax-Food-Fibre project:

Garden Info Session and Planning Meeting Saturday, February 24 10-11 am (dining room) Please RSVP.

Garden Open House Saturday, April 28 10--3:30pm Free and family friendly!

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

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