West End Community Potluck, mini-workshop (Pollinators) and WE Urban Garden Club (Creating a pollinator corridor) Feb 19 (Sun)

bee-and-flower-img_2672-bigWest End Community Potluck, mini-workshop (Pollinators) and West End Urban Garden Club (Creating a pollinator corridor in the West End)

Time: February 19, 2017 from 1pm to 3:30pm
Location: West End Community Center
Organized By: West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver NFN’s

Event Description:
Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gathering. Bring something yummy and share some good food and conversation with neighbours. We’ll have a seed library there – you can get some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds or plants. This month the potluck mini-workshop will discuss Pollinators.

The Food Network’s WE Urban Garden Club meets from 2:30-3:30 after the potluck/workshop. Join us in exploring possibilities for creating a new community garden and other gardening spaces in the West End. This month’s topic, presented by our WeBee group, is Creating a Pollinator Corridor in the West End. We’ll also hear from our Seed Savers group, and discuss potential new workshops and activities. All ages welcome!
Register: #88026 through WECC 604.257.8333 or in person, or online (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/community-potluck-seed-plant-swap-workshop/83036).

Enrol separately for the Garden Club (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/west-end-urban-garden-club/83044) #88034.

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

Upcoming potlucks and garden club gatherings: March 19: Potluck mini-workshop: Understanding Packaged Soils and Fertilizers, garden club theme: Where we’ve been, where we’re going: Reviewing our 1st year and looking ahead Continue reading

Click to send message, Canada: Let’s save the bees. For good. Deadline Feb 21.

The Canadian government is considering a nationwide ban on one of the most deadly bee-killing chemicals in the world! Canada’s Ministry of Health is taking public comments before it makes its final decision in three weeks. The pesticide industry has promised to fight hard to stop it — so we need to add our voices now.

Click here and send a message to Health Minister Jane Philpott too?
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Public comments will be taken until February 21, 2017.

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WENFN activity schedule Jan – March 2017: Workshops, potlucks, seed & plant swaps …

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Below is the schedule of the West End Neighbourhood Food Network (WENFN) for January to March 2017.

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 – you can get 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: January – Finding the Best Seeds for Your Garden, February – Pollinators, March – Understanding Packaged Soils and Fertilizers with Hunters Garden Centre. For further information: WENFN — Ross Moster ross.wenfn@gmail.com, or visit foodwestend.wordpress.co m, Village Vancouver — ross@villagevancouver.ca or  www.villagevancouver.ca. Advance registration encouraged.

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WE Urban Garden Club Holiday Gathering & Food Drive (Sun, Dec 4)

VegetablesDec 4, 2016
Sunday, 1pm to 2:30pm
Location: West End Community Centre
Facility: Bidwell Room
Price: Leisure Access Discount: 50.00% for Customer

Join us in celebrating the holiday season at our family friendly get together. We’ll provide lots of food and good cheer, as well as a few surprises. Bring something yummy to share. Food stories and board games also welcome! Food Drive – Please consider bringing a healthy, unexpired non-perishable item or two, and we’ll donate everything received to a local food agency. For further information: West End Neighbourhood Food Network — Ross Moster ross.wenfn@gmail.com, or visit foodwestend.wordpress.com. Advance registration encouraged.

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/we-urban-garden-club-holiday-gathering-food-driv/69677

Introduction to Native Pollinators (free workshop) Nov 17 (Thurs) at Gordon House

bee-and-flower-img_2672-bigTime: November 17, 2016, from 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
Organized By: West End Neighbourhood Food Network

Join West End Urban Garden Club’s WeBee group for an interactive workshop on pollinators with Erin from Environmental Youth Alliance and learn how to recognize some of the native species in Vancouver.

Find out what types of plants will support our local bees and keep them buzzing in our balconies and garden – even the smallest green spaces can make a difference!

The new WENFN-GNH-VV community seed library will be present, and you’ll be able to get some free seeds – including pollinator attractant seeds – for your garden, or swap or donate seeds.

Free. To register: info.wenfn@gmail.com.

Presented by West End Neighbourhood Food Network (https://foodwestend.wordpress.com/)
and Gordon Neighbourhood House (http://gordonhouse.org/).

WENFN and GNH are members of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (www.vancouverfoodnetworks.com) – check it out!

Next West End Urban Garden Club (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/west-end-urban-garden-club/69676):

Sunday, November 20th 2:30 to 3:30 pm at West End Community Centre.
Topic: Community Food Resilience.
Preceded at 1 pm by a Community Potluck and mini-workshop (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/community-potluck-seed-plant-swap-workshop/69673).
Topic: Pulses. Continue reading

Oct 16 (Sun): West End World Food Day Community Potluck “Eating on the Wild Side” mini-workshop, and Urban Garden Club “Challenging Poverty & Food Insecurity” discussion

carrots-n-beetsOctober 16, 2016
12pm to 3:30pm
West End Community Center
Organized by West End Neighbourhood Food Network and Village Vancouver

Join WENFN and Village Vancouver on World Food Day at our monthly family friendly gathering. Bring something yummy and share some good food and conversation with neighbours. We’ll have a seed library there – you can get some free seeds for your garden, or swap or donate seeds or plants.

This month the potluck mini-workshop will discuss the book “Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimal Health” by Jo Robinson, recipient of the 2014 International Association of Culinary Professional’s Cookbook Award in the category of “Food Matters.” As an investigative reporter, she explores the next stage in the food revolution — a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we’ve lost. On a practical level, she offers suggests on the best varieties of popular fruits and vegetables with the highest nutritional values. It will change how you select and grow vegetables!

WENFN’s West End Urban Garden Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 pm, after the potluck/workshop. Join us in exploring possibilities for creating a new community garden and other gardening spaces in the West End.

This month’s theme is World Food Day — Challenging Poverty and Food Insecurity.

We’ll also hear from our WeBee and Seed Savers groups, and discuss potential new workshops and activities. All ages welcome!

Register: #74664 WECC 604.257.8333 or Community Potluck, or in person. Enrol separately for Garden Club #74667.

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, November 20. Workshop: Pulses, Garden Club topic: West End Food Network: Building Community Food Resilience.

For a complete list of Fall 2016 West End Village Vancouver and WENFN potlucks, workshops, and other activities, please visit the WENFN website. Upcoming workshops include Beewax Salves, Introduction to Organic Gardening, Pollinators, and Movement for Gardeners.

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Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network are members of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (www.vancouverfoodnetworks.com). WENFN is sponsored by Gordon Neighbourhood House.