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*Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (by donation; FREE for seniors) at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

February 21, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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…See More
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*Creating Native Bee Houses (take home a native bee house; free for seniors) at West End Community Center, Stanley Court Room

February 15, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this joint VV Eldergreens-WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop, Hives for Humanity will lead us in creating Houses for Native Bees, including Mason Bees, as part of our continuing efforts to support pollinator well-being in the West End.You'll learn about the importance of native bees, native bee plant relationships, native bee life cycles, and honeybees vs. native bees. We'll decorate the native bee houses, which consist mainly of upcycled wood cut to assemble triangle shaped houses.…See More
Feb 12
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*Introduction to Organic Gardening at Strathcona Community Centre

February 3, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Village Vancouver presents this workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a food garden. You'll learn some simple techniques from Rhiannon Johnson for starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. Be rewarded with the taste of freshly grown veggies this season! We'll have the community seed library there - pick up some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate seeds. Cost: $18.75. Sliding scale fee ($0 - $18.75) for anyone enrolled in Strathcona…See More
Jan 31
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*Creating Native Bee Houses at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

January 31, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this Village Vancouver ElderGreens workshop, Hives for Humanity will lead us in creating Houses for Native Bees, including Mason Bees, as part of our continuing efforts to support pollinator well-being. We’ll talk about Mason Bee and Wild Bee life cycles, examples of DIY Mason Bee habitat, and the importance of forage/planting for pollinators. We'll also touch on Honeybees and taste some neighbourhood honey.Participants will hand roll tubes for the native bee houses,which consist mainly of…See More
Jan 26
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*Introduction to Fermenting at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion) Meet in the kitchen.

January 24, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Are you intrigued about fermenting? Learn about several options in this Village Vancouver Eldergreens workshop, including veggie fermenting (sauerkraut and local seasonal ferments), water kefir, milk kefir, and kombucha. Find out what's involved, what equipment you need, where to find supplies and ingredients, and how much time and space it takes. We'll have a community seed library there - pick up some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds. Adults/families w/children 10 yrs+ are…See More
Jan 22
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*Kits February Free Plastic Recycling Depot (@Kits Community Centre) and Seed Library at Kits Community Centre

February 15, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Drop off your clean plastics at our monthly recycling depot. Pre-sort your plastics and arrive no later than 6:45. (Please note that we can't accept anything before 6 pm.)NEW: We'll have a Kits Village community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds).Kits Community Centre, 2690 Larch Ave. The depot will be held in the patio outside of the south entrance to the community centre, immediately north of 12th and Larch.Cost: Free.RSVP:…See More
Jan 20
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*Kits January Free Plastic Recycling Depot (@Kits Community Centre) at Kits Community Centre

January 18, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Drop off your clean plastics at our monthly recycling depot. Pre-sort your plastics and arrive no later than 6:45. (Please note that we can't accept anything before 6 pm.)NEW: We'll have a Kits Village community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds).Kits Community Centre, 2690 Larch Ave. The depot will be held in the patio outside of the south entrance to the community centre, immediately north of 12th and Larch.Cost: Free.RSVP:…See More
Jan 13
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Introduction to Holiday Canning at Strathcona Community Centre

November 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Please note that the registration deadline is Monday at 4 pm.In this Village Vancouver workshop with Caitlin Dorward, we'll cover all the basics of boiling water bath canning and make some festive holiday preserves to enjoy with friends and family or to give as gifts. All materials are provided; participants take home a jar of what we make and a handout covering the info presented in the workshop. We'll have a community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap…See More
Nov 19, 2017
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*Introduction to Canning (low cost workshop; FREE for Seniors) at Strathcona Park Field House

November 7, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Now's the perfect time to do some canning! This three hour hands on Village Vancouver ElderGreens workshop is suitable for beginners or those needing to refresh their canning skills. Instructor Caitlin Dorward will cover all the basics of boiling water bath canning with an emphasis on Fall flavours. All materials are provided; and participants will take home a jar of your own creation and a handout covering all material presented in the workshop. We'll have the fieldhouse community seed library…See More
Nov 3, 2017
Kerry Hall commented on VV Events's event *Introduction to Canning (low cost workshop; FREE for Seniors)
"I highly recommend this workshop to others. Caitlin Dorward is a good instructor who explains the process clearly and offers a lot of extra tips. At the session I attended, we made pear jam and it was delicious!"
Nov 2, 2017
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Introduction to Making Sauerkraut at Sunset Community Centre

October 25, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn to make traditional, fermented sauerkraut in this Village Vancouver workshop. Fermented vegetables have many health benefits, including live enzymes, readily available vitamins and minerals, and probiotics -and sauerkraut/other fermented vegetables are suitable for all (vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, gluten free). If you're able to, bring a wide-mouth 500ml mason jar, cutting board, large knife, and large bowl (optional). Participants will go home w/a jar of customized sauerkraut to ferment at…See More
Oct 22, 2017
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*Neighbour Savour VIII Community Potluck @Heritage Hall at Heritage Hall

October 24, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
TONIGHT! Register here, or on eventbrite or facebook.Yippee! It's Village Vancouver’s fabulous (if we may say so ourselves!) 8th annual family friendly, zero waste community potluck celebration.A great lineup of Live Local Music MCed by Ivan BoudreauMark James Fortin -…See More
Oct 21, 2017
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*Introduction to Canning (low cost workshop; FREE for Seniors) at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

October 19, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Now's the perfect time to do some canning! This three hour hands on Village Vancouver ElderGreens workshop is suitable for beginners or those needing to refresh their canning skills. Instructor Caitlin Dorward will cover all the basics of boiling water bath canning with an emphasis on Fall flavours. All materials are provided; and participants will take home a jar of your own creation and a handout covering all material presented in the workshop. We'll have the Pt. Grey Village community seed…See More
Oct 15, 2017
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*Intro to Seed Saving (low cost workshop; FREE for seniors) at West End Community Centre, Bidwell Room

October 10, 2017 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Do you want to start saving your own seeds? In this Village Vancouver and West End Urban Garden Club workshop,  Rhiannon Johnson will provide you with the knowledge needed to understand the basic principles behind seed saving and the skills necessary to begin saving seeds. We'll have a WE community seed library there - pick up some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds.Cost: $10. FREE for seniors (50 and over).Registration required: #125999 through WECC 604.257.8333 or in person,…See More
Oct 9, 2017
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Healthy Soil for a Great Garden! (low cost workshop and soil testing) at Strathcona Community Centre

October 14, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:30am
In this Village Vancouver workshop with Rhiannon Johnson, you'll learn how to build your soil for a healthy vibrant veggie garden! Bring a 1 liter CLEAR container with a lid at least half full of YOUR garden soil for some simple tests to learn how to improve it with natural fertilizers, soil amendments, and gardening techniques. We'll also learn about composting, tailored to your space, and how it can supplement your garden's health. We'll have the community seed library present - you can get…See More
Oct 8, 2017
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*Introduction to Canning at Marpole Oakridge Community Centre

October 12, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Now's the perfect time to do some canning! This three hour hands on Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver workshop is suitable for beginners or those needing to refresh their canning skills. Instructor Caitlin Dorward will cover all the basics of boiling water bath canning with an emphasis on Fall flavours. All materials are provided; and participants will take home a jar of your own creation and a handout covering all material presented in the workshop. We'll have…See More
Oct 6, 2017

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*Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! (by donation; FREE for seniors) at West Point Grey Community Centre (Aberthau Mansion)

February 21, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Squamish Free Permaculture Design Day at Quest University, Squamish

April 8, 2018 from 11am to 5:30pm
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Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2018 at All Saints Anglican Church

March 3, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
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Birds of a Feather: February Feathers at Stanley Park Nature House

February 25, 2018 from 9am to 11am
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