West End Food Festival 2015, September 17 to 22 (Thurs to Tues). Lots of great events!

West End Food Fest 2015 title pageThe West End Food Festival 2015 has many must-see events! It runs September 17 to 22, and involves many partners.

West End Food Fest 2015 brochure, p1

West End Food Fest 2015 brochure, p2West End Neighbourhood Food Network (WENFN) is helping organize and sponsor the event. All events are great, and we encourage you to consider all of them, but the three specific events organized by WENFN are below.

Native Edibles Workshop and Walk, Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Start at Gordon Neighbourhood House.

It can be easy to forget about the wealth of food that grows all around us. In this workshop presented by the West End Neighbourhood Food Network, you’ll learn about edible plants that call our region home, and we’ll discuss how to identify and harvest wild, edible, and medicinal plants in an ethical way. Please wear comfy walking shoes! Meet at Gordon Neighbourhood House. Continue reading


Autumn 2015 calendar of WENFN food-related activities – September, October, November

VegetablesHere is a list of events for the autumn of 2015, by West End Neighbourhood Food Network, some in cooperation with Village Vancouver.


West End Fest, September 12, 2015, at the West End Community Center: WENFN will have an info table there.

Also for September, please see our separate post on the West End Food Festival, from September 17 to 22. WENFN is helping organize and sponsor the annual food fest. The main website for the festival is here: https://westendfoodfestival.wordpress.com/


Sustenance Festival 2015 – This is a city-wide food-inspired festival, October 13-25. Main website: http://sustenancefestival.ca/events-2015/

With this festival, WENFN is organizing these events:

  • October 18 (Sunday) 1-3 pm: October Potluck and Sprouting workshop at West End Community Center, Barclay Room. Free. Registration: #13369. Workshop led by Makiko Suzuki.
  • October 22 (Thursday) 7-9 pm: Concepts in Year Round Gardening workshop, at West End Community Centre. Free. Registration: #9813. The Whys and Wherefores of food cycles – why we want them, and how to get them. Plan round-the-calendar food supplies, both in the larder and stored in the garden. We’ll have the WENFN seed library there – you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate seeds. .


  • Monthly Potluck and mini-workshop
  • Introduction to Organic Food Gardening workshop

POTLUCKS: Share some good food and conversation with neighbours. Bring something yummy to share and a cup/bowl/utensil if you can. Find out the latest food and network news. We usually combine the potluck with a special mini-workshop on a food and gardening related topic. Free. Everyone welcome!

To register, call the Community Centre at 604.257.8333, or go online at http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/west-end-recreation-programs.aspx, or in person. More info: Ross Moster at ross.wenfn@gmail.com

WENFN is sponsored by Gordon Neighbourhood House.