Spring schedule 2019 for West End Neighbourhood Food Network (April, May, June)

vegetables-vegetable-basket-harvest-garden.jpgWe are happy to announce our spring 2019 schedule.

Potlucks and garden clubs will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month during the spring. These are at West End Community Centre at 870 Denman Street, Vancouver. WENFN is a member of the Vancouver Network of Food Networks. In our list below, you will find (1) Community Potlucks, Seed Library & Workshops, (2) West End Urban Garden Club events, and then (3) Gardening Workshop Series.

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

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1. Community Potlucks, Seed Library & Workshops

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. Each month we present a mini-workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic -our focus this Spring is on Growing, Growing, Growing!

April – Growing Edible Flowers,
May – Growing Great Tomatoes,
June – Eating on the Wild Side: Growing Vegetable Varieties that Maximize Nutrition.

We’ll have the community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds or plants. Followed by the West End Urban Garden Club (separate registration required).
Instructor: Village Vancouver & West End Neighbourhood Food Network
Barclay Room

  • Sun Apr 28 1:00-2:30pm, 213137 Free
  • Sun May 26 1:00-2:30pm, 213141 Free
  • Sun Jun 23 1:00-2:30pm, 213142 Free

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2. West End Urban Garden Club

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.

  • April – Exploring the West End Urban Gardening Calendar,
  • May – How to Create a Village in the City,
  • June – Seed Packet Party.

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: West End Neighbourhood Food Network
Location: All in Barclay Room

  • Sun Apr 28 2:30-3:30pm, 213138 Free
  • Sun May 26 2:30-3:30pm, 213145 Free
  • Sun Jun 23 2:30-3:30pm, 213146 Free

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3. Gardening Workshop Series – West End Neighbourhood Food Network & Village Vancouver.

Note: Advance registration encouraged. FREE for Seniors (50yrs +).

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Balcony, Container, and Small Space Gardening

Want to grow food, but don’t have much room? In this Village Vancouver and WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop, instructor Rhiannon Johnson will cover the techniques and challenges specific to gardening in small spaces, both indoors and outdoors. We’ll look at soil, fertilizing organically, watering, types of containers, different sun orientations and, of course, what to grow in your space. We’ll have a community seed library present – pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds. Advance registration suggested.

Instructor: Village Vancouver & West End Neighbourhood Food Network
Thu Apr 4 6:30-8:30pm
213154 $13/1 sess
Meeting Room 2

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