Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: September 24, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Strathcona Community Centre
Street: 601 Keefer St.
Website or Map: http://vancouver.ca/parks-rec…
Phone: Registration: 604.713.1838 or in person at SCC. #45306.401ST
Event Neighbourhood and Type: strathcona, workshop, gardening, community resilience, cultivating food, cultivating community, community, centre
Organized By: Ross Moster, VV Neighbourhood Food Networks, Lauren Brown, Strathcona Community Centre Food Security Program
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2013
Want to grow food but you live in an apartment? 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, containers, different sun orientations and what to grow. Cost $30. Subsidies are available.
Instructor: Grant Watson
Grant started Grant's Gourmet Gardens in 2007. He was previously an organic farmer and continues to be involved in organic agriculture in a number of roles, including serving on the certification committee of the BC Biodynamic Association. Grant has been teaching food gardening to children and adults since 2003.
The 2nd workshop in VV's Fall 2013 Cultivating Food, Cultivating Community Series. Next workshop: Oct 10 Backyard Chickens 101.
Thur, Sept 12 Seed Saving and Basic Plant Breeding with Grant Watson. $30
Tues, Sept 24 Balcony and Container Gardening with Grant Watson. $30
Thur, Oct 10 Backyard Chickens 101 with Duncan Martin. $15 or $25/household
Mon, Oct 21 Canning and Preserving (6:30-9:30 pm) with Caitlin Dorward. $30 (includes supplies)
Thur, Nov 7 Basic Emergency Preparedness with Ann Pacey. FREE
Tues, Nov 19 Extreme Thrift with Joy Jolie. $10.
Tues, Dec 3 Disconnecting from the Matrix with Joy Jolie. $10
50% Subsidies are available for all workshops in the series to low income residents of Vancouver with a Leisure Access Card. For details on how to apply, please contact Strathcona CC or visit http://vancouver.ca/parks/rec/lac/index.htm.