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GE Foods and Human Health: speaking tour at Unitarian Church of Vancouver

November 23, 2013 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
A presentation by Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports GE technology and,Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH), several additional hormones, antibiotics, and various other products endangering public health.Part of a cross-Canada speaking tour, organized by Society for a GE Free BC and Greenpeace Vancouver Local…See More
Nov 17, 2013
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GE Foods and Human Health: speaking tour at Canadian Memorial United Church

November 19, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
A presentation by Dr. Thierry Vrain, a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who, after a 30-year career with Agriculture Canada, no longer supports GE technology and,Dr. Shiv Chopra, a former Health Canada senior scientific advisor who blew the whistle on bovine growth hormone (rBGH), several additional hormones, antibiotics, and various other products endangering public health.Part of a cross-Canada speaking tour, organized by Society for a GE Free BC and Greenpeace Vancouver Local…See More
Nov 15, 2013
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Workshop: Seasons of Food Teaching Garden at Hastings Community Centre

July 9, 2013 from 9:30am to 11:30am
The Teaching garden workshops provide practical gardening knowledge as well as some of the theory behind organic techniques of growing food throughout the year. They give families the opportunity to learn & practice their newly acquired skills before trying on their own home garden plot. Each session we cover topics relevant to the season.This session our new garden will be bursting with food! Lets enjoy it while we talk about water and pest management strategies.Instructor: Grant Watson…See More
Jul 1, 2013
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workshop: Intensive Food Production part 1 at Hastings Community Centre

May 28, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Want to maximize your use of limited garden space to grow the maximum food? In part 1 of this course we look at energizing your soil naturally, planting density, layering and plant guilds. Intermediate to advanced level.Instructor: Grant Watson operates Grant's Gourmet Gardens, an edible landscaping business. He teaches gardening primarily at Hastings CC and Langara College.Cost: $35 Register: call Hastings CC @ 604 718 6222See More
May 27, 2013
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workshop: Balcony & Container Gardening at Hastings Community Centre

April 22, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Want to grow food but you have limited access to garden space? In this course we will cover the techniques and challenges specific to gardening indoors and on balconies in containers. We'll look at soil, fertilizing organically, watering, types of containers, different sun orientations and of course, what to grow.Cost: $25 Register: call Hastings CC at 604 718 6222Instructor: Grant Watson operates Grant's Gourmet Gardens, an edible landscaping business and teaches organic gardening in various…See More
Apr 20, 2013
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workshop: Growing Food for Year-round Harvest at Langara College

March 23, 2013 from 10am to 5pm
Need a quick overview of basic food gardening strategies to maximize your production throughout the year? In this full-day workshop you'll learn specific timing, management and harvest details for a wide range of popular food crops, and techniques for extending the harvest throughout the seasons. We will also discuss winter protection methods, proper storage and preserving.Instructor: Grant Watson operates an edible landscaping business and teaches food gardening at various venues around…See More
Mar 22, 2013
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Workshop: Seed Saving and Basic Plant Breeding at Hastings CC

February 19, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
In this workshop we'll learn about the different strategies that plants use to reproduce and how to use this information to effectively select, harvest and store your own seeds. The emphasis is on annual food crops.Its recommended that you take “Botany for Gardeners” prior to this workshop.To register call Hastings CC at 604 718 6222See More
Feb 17, 2013
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short course: managing a small direct market farm at Vancouver YWCA

April 5, 2012 at 6pm to April 19, 2012 at 6pm
a three-part course where participants will go through the steps of defining your business model to raising start-up funds, estimating your income and expenses and tracking results. You will get a realistic picture of what you can achieve in your farming enterprise to provide both you and your investors confidence and to greatly improve your chances for success.3 sessions, April 5,19 & 26 - 6 to 9 pmThe course instructor, Grant Watson operates Grant’s Gourmet Gardens, an edible landscaping…See More
Apr 1, 2012
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*Warm Weather Food Crops at Cranberry Commons

April 10, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
In this course we look at crops that need warm soil and sun. These plants tend to have long growing seasons, so you may only have one chance to get them off to a productive start. We’ll cover strategies for each group to improve your odds for a great harvest, including timing, spacing, companioning and mid-season nutrient-boosts.Click the web link above for details and to register.Co-sponsored by Village Vancouver.See More
Mar 27, 2012
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*Soil Fertility and Plant Health at Cranberry Commons

March 28, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
An extremely important topic in organic gardening is soil health and fertility. Healthy soil is a vibrant community. Learn how to be an ally, not an enemy of your soil. We’ll also cover some key techniques for promoting and protecting your annual and perennial food plants, as well as the ones that just look pretty, from disease and pests.Click the web link above for details and to register.Co-sponsored by Village Vancouver.See More
Mar 15, 2012
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*Seed Saving and Basic Plant Breeding at Cranberry Commons

March 13, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Learn about the different strategies that plants use to reproduce and how to use this information to effectively select, harvest and store your own seeds. The emphasis is on annual food crops.It is strongly recommended that you take “Botany for Gardeners” prior to this workshop.Click the web link above for details and to register.Co-sponsored by Village Vancouver.See More
Mar 4, 2012
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*Botany for Gardeners at Cranberry Commons

February 22, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
If you are a plant nerd wanna be, this is the course for you. Understanding the fascinating mechanisms of plant growth, reproduction and genetics will make you a better gardener. Its recommended you take this before “seed saving and basic plant breeding”.Click the web link above for details and to register.Co-sponsored by Village Vancouver.See More
Feb 4, 2012
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*Cool Weather Food Crops at Cranberry Commons

February 14, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
This course covers the timing and needs of crops you can plant in late winter/early spring, and in mid-summer for fall harvest. We’ll talk about starting seedlings indoors, making your own potting mix, and briefly review soil building.Click the web link above for details and to register.Co-sponsored by Village Vancouver.See More
Jan 27, 2012
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*Introduction to Food Gardening at Cranberry Commons

February 2, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
This course will be offered at another location in April--stay tuned.The course covers the basics of starting a food garden. You will learn planning, soil preparation and maintenance, layout, timing and what are the most reliable things to grow in our climate.Click the web link above for details and to register.Co-sponsored by Village Vancouver.See More
Jan 25, 2012
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Permaculture Village

Transition is based on, and inspired by,  Permaculture principles. Permaculture is permanent agriculture and permanent culture. We will be approaching 'creating sustainable habitat' in many different ways: regular design & demonstration projects; Social permaculture; workshops. Permablitzes, Blitzes or Permaculture Energy Transfer or Pet Day are days that we go on site collectively create systems which cycle energy toward win win win economy. Food forests provide abundant gardens and parks…See More
Nov 28, 2011
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Nanaimo Renfrew village

VV group for the area ruffly bound by Nanaimo, Renfrew, 12th Ave & Kingsway.See More
Aug 4, 2011

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Support bill C606 - ban tankers from BC North Coast

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Bill C-606: Action to Protect B.C.'s Oceans and Communities

Joyce Murray, Liberal MP for Vancouver Quadra

My Private Members' Bill C-606, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (prohibition against the transportation of oil by oil tankers on Canada's Pacific North Coast), will proceed to debate at second reading at the end of March 2011.

Bill C-606…

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