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Village Vancouver is working to see a thriving, vibrant and strong food web within Vancouver. Ways to see this happening is by teaching our friends, families and community new skills; ones that maybe they want to improve on, or are looking to gain new knowledge about. Here at Village Vancouver we offer a variety of workshops at various locations throughout the westside for our members. Our workshops play a vital role in our Community Food Resilience project.
If interested in one of our workshops make sure to check our home page for times and dates! We encourage members to sign up online before attending a workshop.
Examples of our popular workshops include:
Grow Your Own Microgreens: In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, you'll learn how to grow your own trays of microgreens at home year-round. We'll look at the difference between sprouts and microgreens, review the many possible seeds that can be used for starting microgreens, and look into troubleshooting common problems. You'll prepare your own microgreen tray to take home!
Native Edibles Walk and Talk with Lori Snyder: It can be easy to forget about the wealth of food that grows all around us.Come out and learn about edible plants that call our region home. Lori Snyder from the Metis Nation will discuss how to identify and harvest wild, edible, and medicinal plants in an ethical way. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Making Incense 101: In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll discover which native plants can be harvested to make incense cones. Simple easy DIY with many benefits for our spiritual practices and to purify our homes with plant's amazing healing aromatic chemical components. Flower essences carry the highest vibration of the plant, which can be very helpful for our emotional health. Free for Seniors (50 and over)
We also offer plenty of free children workshops, for example:
Natural Pigments for Kids: Natural pigments combine ochre, plant pigments, insects and charcoal, among many other things. In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with CZarina Lobo, you'll learn about the steps involved, including the final one of painting. Bring your sense of curiosity and fun and wear clothing you don’t mind getting stains on.
Hapa-Zome for Kids: Hapa-Zome is the Japanese art of pounding flowers and leaves on cloth. In this Village Vancouver Westside Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with CZarina Lobo, you'll be provided with instructions and demonstration, and we'll work together on how to get the natural plant dyes on mordanted cloth.