West End Community Potluck (Growing Food on Your Balcony workshop) + WE Urban Garden Club (Plant a Pizza Garden) Sunday, April 15, 2018

pexels-photo-992820.jpegApril 15, 2018 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
West End Community Center (Barclay Room)
Organized by West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver

Event Description:
Join WE Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Bring something yummy, share some good food and conversation with neighbours, and pick up a 2018-19 West End Urban Garden Calendar. This month’s workshop is Growing Food on Your Balcony. We’ll have the West End community seed library there – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds or plants.

The Food Network’s WE Urban Garden Club meets after the potluck until 3:30. Join us in exploring possibilities for creating a new community garden and other gardening spaces in the West End. This month’s topic is Plant a Pizza Garden. In addition, our WeBee pollinators group will be giving out Mason bee houses (limited supply), we’ll hear from our Seed Savers group, and we’ll discuss potential new workshops and activities. All ages welcome, and you don’t have to have a garden to attend!

FREE. Registration required: #158318 WECC 604.257.8333 or Community Potluck (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/community-potluck-seed-library-workshop/155349), or in person. Enrol separately for the Garden Club (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/west-end-urban-garden-club/155358) #158327. For more info: WENFN — Ross Moster ross.wenfn@gmail.com, or visit foodwestend.wordpress.com, Village Vancouver — ross@villagevancouver.ca.

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Next Potluck and Urban Garden Club: Sunday, May 27. Workshop: Growing Great Tomatoes, Garden Club topic: Visioning Our Next 12 Months. For a complete list of Spring 2018 WE VV and WENFN potlucks, workshops, and other activities, please visit the WENFN website.

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Workshop – Planning and Planting Your Spring Garden (FREE for Seniors) at WECC, Thurs 22-Mar-2018

pexels-photo-533360.jpegTime: March 22, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: West End Community Center (Meeting Room 2)
Organized By: WE Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver

Event Description:
This Village Vancouver- WE Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Rhiannon Johnson covers the basics of planning, preparing, and planting a bountiful Spring veggie garden, including simple techniques for starting plants indoors and in the garden, tailored to your space. We’ll discuss annuals, biennials, and perennials, pollinator-friendly plants and gardens, companion planting, and permaculture. Includes a hands-on planting activity — you’ll take home a pot of planted seeds to help you get a head start on your garden this spring. Advance registration encouraged.

We’ll have the West End community seed library there – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds or plants.

Registration required: #147448 WECC 604.257.8333 or Spring Garden (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/planning-and-planting-your-spring-garden/143478), or in person. FREE for Seniors (50 and over). Continue reading

West End Community Potluck, Sunday 18-Mar-2018 (includes Growing Japanese Spring Vegetables Workshop) and WE Urban Garden Club

vegetables-vegetable-basket-harvest-garden.jpgTime: March 18, 2018 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Location: West End Community Center (Barclay Room)
Organized By: WE Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver

Event Description:
Join WE Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Bring something yummy, share some good food and conversation with neighbours, and pick up a 2018-19 West End Urban Garden Calendar.This month’s workshop is Growing Japanese Spring Vegetables (and we’ll also talk a little bit about Edible Flowers). We’ll have the West End community seed library there – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds or plants.

The Food Network’s WE Urban Garden Club meets after the potluck until 3:30. Join us in exploring possibilities for creating a new community garden and other gardening spaces in the West End. This month’s topic is What are you planting this year? In addition, our WeBee pollinators group will be giving out Mason bee houses (while supplies last), we’ll hear from our Seed Savers group, and we’ll discuss potential new workshops and activities. All ages welcome, and you don’t have to have a garden to attend!

FREE. Registration required: #143145 WECC 604.257.8333 or Community Potluck (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/community-potluck-seed-plant-swap-workshop/139171), or in person. Enrol separately for the Garden Club (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/west-end-urban-garden-club/139180) #143154.

For more info: WENFN — Ross Moster ross.wenfn@gmail.com, or visit foodwestend.wordpress.com, Village Vancouver — ross@villagevancouver.ca.

Next Potluck and Urban Garden Club: Sunday,.April 15. Workshop: Growing Food on Your Balcony, Garden Club topic: Plant a Pizza Garden. For a complete list of Spring 2018 WE VV and WENFN potlucks, workshops, and other activities, please visit the WENFN website.

 

Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network are members of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (vancouverfoodnetworks.com) — check it out!.

Fall 2017 activities at Community Centre: West End Neighbourhood Food Network (WENFN) + Village Vancouver

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Register by phone (604.683.2554), in person, or https://ca.apm.activecommun ities.com/vancouver/Home.

2018-19 West End Urban Gardening Calendars and a Community Seed Library will be present at most activities.

Community Potluck, Seed & Plant Swap & Workshop

Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Bring something yummy and share some good food and conversation with neighbours, and pick up a West End Urban Garden Calendar We’ll have a community seed library there – pick up some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds or plants. 2018-19 West End Urban Gardening Calendars will also be available. Each month we present a mini-workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic: September – Growing Winter Herbs! (Everyone’s invited to bring your gardening photos to share!), October –  Herbal Teas, November – Making Holiday Wreaths and Other Seasonal Items   Advance registration encouraged.

Sun Sep 24                1:00pm-2:30pm,  #125994 Free

Sun Oct 15                 1:00pm-2:30pm, #125995, Free

Sun Nov 19                1:00pm-2:30pm, #125996, Free

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WENFN & VV events at West End Food Festival 2017 (Sept 21-26)

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Registration required for all activities. 

For events at Gordon Neighbourhood House, The Lauren, register by phone (604.683.2554), in person, or at http://gordonhouse.org/news -events/west-end-food-festival /.  
For events at West End Community Centre, register by phone (604.683.2554), in person, or https://ca.apm.activecommun ities.com/vancouver/Home.
Some activities have limited space – early registration suggested.
 
2018-19 West End Urban Gardening Calendars and a Community Seed Library will be present at most activities.
 

Thu Sep 21
6:30-8 pm Spice up your Garden with Garlic! (The Lauren) FREE

Sat Sept 23
10-11:30 am Intro to Fermenting (Gordon Neighbourhood House) FREE
4-5:30 pm Seed Savers Club (Gordon Neighbourhood House) FREE

Sun Sept 24

10:30 am-noon Making Beeswax Salves w/Lori Snyder (Gordon Neighbourhood House) FREE
1-2:30 pm West End Community Potluck and Workshop (West End Community Centre) #125994 FREE
2:30-3:30 pm West End Urban Garden Club (West End Community Centre) #126418 FREE

Mon Sept 25
6:30-9:30 pm Introduction to Home Canning (Friends For LifeFREE

WENFN summer 2017 schedule at West End Community Centre: Food workshops, garden club, seed saving, vertical gardens, potlucks, and more

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See below for West End Neighbourhood Food Network events at the West End Community Centre in July and August 2017. (For the remaining days in June, click here.)

  • Community Potluck, Seed & Plant Swap & Workshop
  • West End Urban Garden Club
  • Community Seed Sharing Library & Seed Saver Club
  • Introduction to Vertical Gardening NEW!
  • Intro to Seed Saving

For registration, please call the community centre (604-257-8333) website www.westendcc.ca. Event numbers are indicated below the date. For more info write ross.wenfn@gmail.com.

 

Community Potluck, Seed & Plant Swap & Workshop

Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Bring something yummy and share some good food and conversation with neighbours. We’ll have a seed library there – pick up some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds or plants. Each month we present a mini-workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic: July –  Fall and Winter Gardening, August – Saving Seeds. Advance registration encouraged.

Instructor: West End Food Network & Village Vancouver

Tue Jul 18                               6:00pm-7:30pm

#116762                                                 Free

Tue Aug 15                             6:00pm-7:30pm

 #116784                                                Free

 

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WENFN spring 2017 schedule at West End Community Centre: Food workshops, garden club, walks, potlucks, and more

VegetablesSee below for West End Neighbourhood Food Network events at the West End Community Centre from April through June 2017.

  • “DIY” Accessories for Miniature Gardens Workshop
  • Community Potluck, Seed & Plant Swap & Workshop
  • Community Seed Sharing Library & Seed Saver Club
  • Healthy Soil For a Great Garden Workshop
  • Intro to Growing Japanese Herbs Workshop
  • Introduction to Fermenting Workshop
  • Native Edibles Workshop and Walk
  • West End Urban Garden Club

For registration, please call the community centre (604-257-8333) website www.westendcc.ca. Event numbers are indicated below the date.

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“DIY” Accessories for Miniature Gardens

Miniature gardens are tiny green spaces that brighten up our surroundings. They can be made more cheerful by adding accessories. In this West End Neighbourhood Food Network workshop with Rashmi GC you’ll learn about cute DIY projects that can be added to your mini gardens. All raw materials will be provided, and participants will have the opportunity to make an accessory and take it home. Suitable for adults, as well as kids 10 years and over who are accompanied by a caregiver. Advance registration required. FREE for Seniors (50 and over). Continue reading