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*Westside Food Festival - Growing Chinese Medicinal Herbs & Plants in the Garden

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*Westside Food Festival - Growing Chinese Medicinal Herbs & Plants in the Garden

Time: July 29, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: CTMY Garden Marpole (RSVP for exact location)
City/Town: Vancouver
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: marpole, ctmy garden, chinese herbs
Organized By: Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2018

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NOTE: Exact event address will be emailed once registration is received.

In this joint Village Vancouver, Marpole-Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network, and Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society workshop, we invite Dr. Lily Chunling Liu, a doctor well-versed in Chinese medicinal herbs and horticulture specialist, to present not only on the renowned, long-standing benefits of Chinese herbs, but the problems arising from their complexity, as well as pointers on growing and using them properly.

We will learn how to grow Chinese medicinal herbs through interactive learning games and exercises (seed/leaf identification, group activities), as well as introduce selected real herbs that can be properly and sustainably grown in this local climate without losing medicinal properties. Our goal of this project is to introduce lesser known Chinese medicinal herbs in our local communities, and to a promote healthy, sustainable lifestyle and land stewardship. 

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2nd annual Westside Food Festival July 5th- August 9th, 2018
Over 100 free activities and workshops in twenty plus locations around the Westside! Register for individual actvities and workshops on Eventbrite. For more info: Facebook or

Gardening & gardening-related workshops, and other gardening activities are part of Village Vancouver's Building Community Food Security and Resilience Project. This project is made possible by the BC Ministry of Agriculture's Grow Local program. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Agriculture.

We also acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Xwméthkwyiem (Musqueam), Skwxwúmesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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