WENFN 2020 spring workshop & garden club activities now online

Great news! A full list of spring activities by West End Neighbourhood Food Network, West End Urban Garden Club, and Village Vancouver are now online in the West End Community Centre program. Download or view PDF online here.

Register online (www.vancouver.ca/westendrec), in person at WECC, or call WECC (604.257.8333).

For the moment, we provide screen shots below.

WENFN gardening workshop series Spring 2020aWENFN gardening workshop series Spring 2020b

Continue reading

WENFN gardening workshops and events in March 2020

vegetables-vegetable-basket-harvest-garden.jpgFrom the West End Community Centre Winter Guide, events in March 2020.

Register online (www.vancouver.ca/westendrec), in person at WECC, or call WECC (604.257.8333).

*****

Gardening in Difficult Spaces NEW!
In this joint Village Vancouver-Village
Vancouver-WENFN West End Urban
Garden Club workshop with Mik Turje,
you’ll learn how to grow food in difficult
spaces, including growing in poor soil,
shady areas, small spaces, and other
challenging situations. We’ll have a community
seed library present – pick up
some free seeds for your garden, swap
or donate seeds.
Instructor: West End Food Network
Sun Mar 8 1:00-3:00pm
255792 $13/1 sess
Barclay Room

******

Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop
Join West End 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 West End Urban
Garden Calendar. We’ll have the community
seed library present – pick up
some free seeds for your garden, swap
or donate seeds or plants. Each month
we present a short workshop on a different
food and/or gardening related topic.
January – Exploring Responses to the
Climate Emergency (share actions you’re
taking, especially ones which others
can also take), February – Mason Bees,
March – Passive Houses, Followed by the
West End Urban Garden Club (separate
registration required).
Instructor: West End Food Network
Sun Mar 15 1:00-2:30pm
255786 Free
Barclay Room Continue reading

New workshop: Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! @westendcc 9-Feb-2020 Sun

two white garlics

Photo by Isabella Mendes on Pexels.com

Register online, in person at WECC, or call WECC (604.257.8333).

For more, please see the Winter 2020 program of the West End Community Centre, pages 32 and 33.
https://westendcc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/winter-2020-program-guide.pdf

Spice Up Your Garden with Garlic! NEW!

Garlic’s easy to grow, can thrive in small spaces, and tastes great homegrown! In
this joint Village Vancouver-WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with
Rhiannon Johnson, we’ll cover different types of garlic, soil, planting, care, and
what to expect. You’ll learn how to grow garlic in your garden or containers and
take home some garlic cloves to plant. We’ll have a community seed library
present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Instructor: West End Food Network
Sun Feb 9, 2020. 1:00-3:00pm
Event 255790
Cost – $13/1 sess
Barclay Room, West End Community Centre

Continue reading

New workshop: Exploring Responses to the Climate Emergency @WECC Wed 12-Feb-2020

fire wallpaper

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Register online, in person at WECC, or call WECC (604.257.8333).

For more WENFN events, please see the Winter 2020 program of the West End Community Centre, pages 32 and 33.
https://westendcc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/winter-2020-program-guide.pdf

Exploring Responses to the Climate Emergency NEW!

Join Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network in discussing practical responses to the climate emergency. For this gathering, we’re particularly interested in actions you’re taking, especially ones which others can also take. Facilitated by Ross Moster. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds
for your garden, swap or donate seeds.
Exploring Responses will also meet on Wednesday, February 12 – come to one or both (separate registration required.)

Instructor: West End Food Network
Sat Feb 1 10:30am-12:30pm – Event 255788 Free
Wed Feb 12 6:30-8:30pm – 255840 Free
West End Community Centre, Meeting Room 2

Continue reading

New gardening workshop: Grow your own MIGROGREENS! (WECC on 26-Jan-2020, Sun)

fresh green herbs

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Register online, in person at WECC, or call WECC (604.257.8333).

For more, please see the Winter 2020 program of the West End Community Centre, pages 32 and 33.
https://westendcc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/winter-2020-program-guide.pdf

Grow Your Own Microgreens – NEW WORKSHOP!

Microgreens are tasty and nutritious greens that can be eaten as a fresh snack
or added to salads, smoothies, soups and more. In this Village Vancouver
and WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, you’ll
learn how to grow your own trays of microgreens at home year-round. We’ll
look at the difference between sprouts and microgreens, review the many
possible seeds that can be used for starting microgreens, and look into troubleshooting common problems. You’ll prepare your own microgreen tray to take home! Supplies included. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.
Instructor: West End Food Network
Sun Jan 26 2:00-3:30 pm
255787 $13/1 session
Barclay Room

Continue reading

WENFN first events of 2020 – January 19 (Sun): Potluck, Climate Emergency Responses, Garden Club

Happy 2020! New Year and New Decade.

WENFN with Village Vancouver have a whole slate of events and workshops set for January at March. Will do a more complete post soon, but for the moment, here are the first two, back to back on Sunday, January 19. Register online, in person at WECC, or call WECC (604.257.8333).

For more, please see the Winter 2020 program of the West End Community Centre, pages 32 and 33.
https://westendcc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/winter-2020-program-guide.pdf

******

Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop. January 19, 2020 – Exploring Responses to the Climate Emergency (share actions you’re taking, especially ones which others can also take)

Join West End 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 West End Urban Garden Calendar. We’ll have the community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds or plants. Each month we present a short workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic. February – Mason Bees, March – Passive Houses. Followed by the West End Urban Garden Club (separate registration required).

Instructor: WENFN
Sun Jan 19 1:00-2:30 pm
255784 Free

******

West End Urban Garden Club – January 19 – Place Your 2020 Seed and Soil Amendment Orders

Organized by West End Neighbourhood Food Network, we share information, organize food and gardening workshops, save and give out seeds, produce the West End Urban Garden Calendar, explore possibilities for creating more gardening spaces in the West End, and engage in other food and gardening related activities. In addition, our WeBee pollinators group will be giving out Mason bee houses (while supplies last),and kids (of all ages) can take a picture with WeBee. Each month we hold a discussion/present a short talk or engage in a food and/or gardening related activity of interest to West Enders and others. February – Making Seed Packets for the Seed Library, March – What are you planting this year?. All ages welcome, whether you currently have a garden or not!

Preceded by Village Vancouver’s and WENFN’s monthly Community Potluck, Seed Library & Workshop (separate registration required).

Instructor: WENFN
Sun Jan 19 2:30-3:30pm
255794 Free

West End Urban Garden Club Holiday Celebration! 1-Dec-2019 (Sunday)

lunch table

Photo by Kaboompics .com on Pexels.com

Time: December 1, 2019 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: West End Community Center, Barclay Room
Organized By: West End Neighbourhood Food Network
The West End Urban Garden Club would like to invite our community friends, old, new and yet to be – to join us as we gather for holiday cheer and great food!

This informal family friendly potluck will allow us to celebrate our gardening year and we’d love to see new gardeners and other community members there. Bring a dish to share and come with your gardening stories, or tales of your favourite comfort dishes, or traditional seasonal foods. Everyone’s welcome.

Cost: Free! Register: #241520 Vancouver Recreation (https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/west-end-urban-garden-club-holiday-celebration/238598) or WECC (604.257.8333 or in person).
Happy Holidays from West End Neighbourhood Food Network and our Garden Club! For additional info: WENFN — Ross Moster ross.wenfn@gmail.com or visit foodwestend.wordpress.com. WENFN is a member of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks (www.vancouverfoodnetworks.com) check it out!

We 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.