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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 5
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*Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars (low cost workshop, FREE for seniors) at Aberthau/West Point Grey Community Centre

October 4, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
In this Village Vancouver workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll make an apple cider vinegar and find out why this daily mineral tincture is so important for your hormonal health. We'll also have the Aberthau Garden Project Community Seed Library present where you can take, swap or donate seeds.$0-10 suggested donation. Free for Seniors (50 and over). Register here (…See More
Sep 28
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Learn to Make Kimchi at Marpole Oakridge Community Centre

September 23, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm
Learn to make kimchi, a traditional fermented Korean side dish in this Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network workshop facilitated by Alyssa Kohlman from Fermentoring. Kimchi is probiotic, raw, and Paleo-friendly. You'll be fully active in creating the fermentation (wear clothes you don't mind preparing food in), and take home a jar customized to your level of spice-tolerance. (Vegan option available.) Bring any of the following that you're able to: cutting board, large knife, kitchen…See More
Sep 20
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*Milk and Water Kefir (low cost workshop; FREE for seniors) at Strathcona Park Field House

September 22, 2017 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
In this Village Vancouver ElderGreens workshop with Alyssa Kohlman, you'll learn how to culture your own fermented tonic milk kefir (a sour yogurt-like beverage), followed by water kefir (a home-made fruit "soda pop"). You'll get to sample finished product, and receive printed instructions for both milk and water kefir on how to make them at home.We'll have the fieldhouse community seed library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate some seeds.Registration…See More
Sep 18
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Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder at Strathcona Community Centre

September 16, 2017 from 10am to 11:30am
CORRECT TIME: 1-2:30 pm (not 10-11:30 am). Registration closes today (Friday) at noon.In this Village Vancouver workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll discover how to make beeswax salves with infused plant oils. It's quick and easy, and beeswax salves have many different applications, including lip balms, natural skin care, hand salves and salves for wounds and sprains. Gardeners - you can make salves from your garden from a variety of plant infused olive oils blended into beeswax. We'll have a…See More
Sep 12
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*Kits September Free Plastic Recycling Depot (@Kits Community Centre) at Kits Community Centre

September 14, 2017 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.)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: kitsrecycling@villagevancouver.ca or…See More
Sep 12
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Farmers on 57th Farm Tour & Cover Crops Workshop at Farmers on 57th

August 13, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Join Vancouver Urban Farming Society for a tour of Farmers on 57th and get the lowdown on using cover crops in your farming or gardening practice. We’ll explore the Farmers on 57th market garden, learn about the farm’s unique role as a therapeutic and educational community space, and discuss how cover crops can improve soil fertility, reduce soil erosion, manage weeds, and more! Bring…See More
Sep 12

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