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.