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*Westside Food Festival July 18-31 -- over 40 free activities and workshops

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*Westside Food Festival July 18-31 -- over 40 free activities and workshops

Time: July 18, 2017 at 3:30pm to July 31, 2017 at 9pm
Location: Various locations around the Westside
City/Town: Vancouver
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: westside, festival, food, workshops, gardening, tours, potlucks, permaculturem, community markets, info sessions, free
Organized By: Village Vancouver, Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network, South False Creek Neighbourhood Food Network
Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2017

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Village Vancouver's hosting the 1st annual Westside Food Festival! Join us July 18-31 for 2 weeks of free family friendly workshops, gardening, tours, other fun activities @a dozen+ locations! (Registration required)

Tue Jul 18
Gardening @KV Collaborative Garden 3:30-6 (BB Legion Hall)
Garden Potluck 6-7

Wed Jul 19
WFC Community Potluck 6:30-8:30 (Kits House)

Thu Jul 20
An Afternoon @the Market (Kits House)
Westside Community Market 3-7
VV Food Fest info booth/seed library 3-7
Incubator Food Market Tour 6-6:20

Fri Jul 21
Seed Library @ KVCG (BB Legion Hall) 2-3:30

Sat Jul 22
A Day in the Garden: Food, Fun, Music, Harvest Art, Birthday Cake (Aberthau Garden, WPGCC)
Gardening @ Aberthau Permaculture Garden 9-10
Native Edibles Talk/Walk 10-11:30
Free seeds/beeswax salves
Community Potluck w/C150 Birthday Cake
Harvest Straw Art
Rogue Folk Club Music Jam 1-3

Village Vancouver/Transition Info Session 4:30-5:30 (Kits VPL)

Sun Jul 23
Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden 1-3 (Kits VPL)

Mon Jul 24
Soil Probiotics: Grow your Own Microbes- Boost Plant Health/Yields 6:30-8 (Kits VPL)

Tue Jul 25
Gardening @ KVCG 3:30-6 (BBLH)
Garden Potluck time 6-7 (BBLH)


Wed Jul 26
Making Sauerkraut 6:30-8:30 (WPGCC)

Thu July 27
An Afternoon @the Market (Kits House)
WC Market 3-7
VV Food Fest info booth/seed library 3-7
Zero Waste 101: The Basics
Incubator Food Market Tour 6-6:20
Making Kombucha (TBC)

Intro to Seed Saving 6:30-8 (MOCC)

Fri Jul 28
Urban Ag Walking Tour 6:30-8:30 (False Creek S)

Sat Jul 29
Gardening @ Aberthau Permaculture Garden 9-11:30 (WPGCC)
Garden Potluck 11:30-12:30

An Afternoon at the Library: Lots more than Books! (Kits VPL)
Container/Windowsill Gardening 1-2:30
Seed Savers Club 3-4:30
McBride Park Community Garden info session 4:30-5:30

VV goes to the Celebration of Light 8-11(Kits Pt.)

Sun Jul 30
Fall and Winter Gardening 10-11:30 (Charleson Community Garden)
Exploring Permaculture Principles - Solving World Problems from the Garden 10-12 (Kerrisdale)
Raw Rah Rah: Simple Recipes from the Garden 1-3 (Kits VPL patio)
Kits Village Recycling Depot 3-4 (Kits VPL patio)
Kits Seed Libraries Seed Packet Party 1-2:30 (KVCG @Billy Bishop Legion Hall)
Garden Potluck 6:30-7:30 (KVCG)

Mon Jul 31
Healthy Soil for a Great Garden 3-4:30 (Kits VPL)
Intro to Seed Saving 7:30-9 (MLA David Eby’s Ofc.)

Thanks to all our Community Partners and Funders.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the Xwméthkwyiem (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Village Vancouver and Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network are members of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks ( - check it out!

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