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Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network


Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network

Started Spring 2013, Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network works for a just, susrainable, and resilient food system in the Marpole and Oakridge neighbourhoods.

Sponsored by Village Vancouver.

For more information, please contact Ross at

Marpole Oakridge NFN is a member of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks.

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2014


Some of our activities:

We help organize the Westside Food Festival along with Westside Neighbourhood Food Network and False Creek South NFN. (2017 Festival: July 18-31, next Festival: July 2018).

We participate in Marpole Family Day.

We maintain a Community Seed Sharing Library, giving away seeds to gardeners.If your group or organization would like to have us bring the seed library to your event, please contact us.

We make seed donations to community and school gardens. If your garden would like a donation of seeds, please contact us.

If you're interested in being part of a Seed Savers Club, please contact us.

We can sometimes provide gardening advice.

We run food, cooking, and growing workshops at Marpole Oakridge Community Centre.

As part of our Grow Local project, we're able to offer hands-on "how to"gardening workshops at community gardens (at little or no cost to the garden). If your garden would like us to offer a workshop, please contact us.

We're happy to come speak to your group on a variety of food related topics.

In early 2018, we'll be giving away a number of mason bee houses.

We're always open to hearing about ideas for new projects and activities.

We invite your participation! f you'd like to become involved/volunteer with MONFN, please contact us at


Sat, Sep 23 1-3 pm Kimchi                                                                                             Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre                                                                       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 scissors, large bowl or tub, 500mL wide-mouth jar and lid.We'll have the community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds). Registration required (by noon, Friday, September 22): #117433 online ( or MOCC 604.257.8180 (press 1) or in person.

Thu, Oct 12 6-9 pm Introduction to Canning                                                           Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre                                                                      Now's the perfect time to do dome canning! This three hour, hands on Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network 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 community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds). Registration required (by noon, Wednesday, October 11): #117458   online ( or MOCC 604.257.8180 (press 1) or in person.

Thu, Nov 22 7-8:30 pm Introduction to Organic Gardening (Free workshop)     Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre                                                                       Enjoy the taste of freshly grown veggies from your garden this coming spring! Marpole Oakridge Neighbourhood Food Network presents a workshop with Rhiannon Johnson covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a food garden. You’ll learn some simple techniques for starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. We'll have the community seed library present - pick up up some free seeds for your garden (or swap or donate some seeds). Registration required: #117469 online ( or MOCC 604.257.8180 (press 1) or in person.

Discussion Forum

Room for 4 more folks in our Intro to Canning workshop tomorrow (Wednesday evening)

Started by Ross Moster Oct 21, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi all,If you'd like to attend, please check the event post for details.Cheers, RossContinue

Fermented Foods Workshop - Wed July 16 7-9 pm -- THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Started by Ross Moster Jul 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Marpole Place Neighbourhood House 8681 Hudson St. @ 71st Ave. (temporary location) VancouverMarpole Neighbourhood Food Network presents a workshop featuring the fermented superstars Sauerkraut,…Continue

Grow Your Own Food Course with Farmers on 57th

Started by Karen Ageson Mar 24, 2014. 0 Replies

We're pleased to present our Grow Your Own Food Course for the third season in a row. We spend beautiful Thursday evenings together talking about food, how to grow it, the ecosystems that support us…Continue

Marpole Neighbourhood Food Network presents a Edible Balcony Container Workshop

Started by Ross Moster Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10am to 2pm Marpole Place Neighbourhood House corner of 70th Ave and HudsonIntroductory workshop taught by Jen Clark.Not everyone has access to garden space in the…Continue

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Comment by Keren Aschkenazi on June 6, 2013 at 9:54pm


Vancouver Parks Board approved on May 13 a new Community Garden at Cambie Park (Cambie & 54th). The project was initiated by the South Van Green Thumbs , a group of local Marpole residents who attended a gardening course offered by Farmers on 57th last year and wanted to continue to garden as a community. If you are interested in a plot, email or visit We are getting ready to build the garden and appreciate all the help we can get!


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