Seed Saver’s Meet Up #6

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Interested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up for the second season of our seed saving group in Cedar Cottage.

At our 6th seed savers meet-up, we’ll harvest the rest of our seeds at Kingcrest, clean up the bed and plant some garlic! This also functions as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

Saturday October 20th, 11am-1pm at Kensington Library and Kingcrest Community Garden.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed!

Facebook post here

November 17th will be out last meet up of the season and we will be screening Seed: the Untold Story, watch the trailer below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmaZPXMd9BM

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Winter Garden Prep Work Party at Copley Orchard

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This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

This will be the last work party at Copley Orchard work party this year and we will spend it preparing the orchard for the coming winter months. Work will include compost turning, pruning and finishing lasagna mulch on the native plant bed. Come celebrate the wonderful growing season we’ve had!

Check out the Facebook event here
—> Prior to this workshop (10am – 11:30am) there will be a work party for Copley Orchard which everyone is welcome to attend. Come learn what the orchard it all about and meet some wonderful gardening neighbours! There will be a potluck lunch beginning at 1pm for all orchard members and workshop participants.

Accessibility: ** This workshop will be at the Copley Community Orchard. Major paths are accessible, but much of the terrain is not. ***

For more information please contact ccfneducation@gmail.com

Market Produce – October 6

Photo by DianeBlanco

The days are getting shorter and and colder but we’re back with the Community Food Market this long weekend! Acorn Squash will be making an appearance this Saturday as we officially start the fall season.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat/ Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Acorn Squash (BC & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Orange Navel (Aust)
  • Plums (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Cauliflower (Wash)
  • Onions Yellow (Wash)
  • Potato Red (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s Community Food Market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our Community Food Market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Kingcrest Garden Native Plant Workshop

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Join us on October 13th at Kingcrest garden! We will be doing some fall plantings of native perennials in the common areas, and learning about the edible and medicinal plants already growing in the grass and along the paths.

Come prepared for the weather, snacks will be provided, and it’s free!

Where? Kingcrest Community garden (Kingcrest park near Knight St and King Edward)

When? Oct 13th, 2:30 – 4pm

 

Copley Orchard Apple Picking and Pressing Work Party

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Hello! The apples are getting very ready, so we are shifting the harvest day to Sunday, September 23rd from 10am-2pm.

***Note the date change, previously this was taking place on Sept 29th and Oct 13th. Now it’s all in one day!****

Come on out to help harvest the apples, press juice, and take home apples in apple and juice form! If you can, bring bags to take home apples, and jars to take home juice.

Picking and Pressing : 10am-1pm
Potluck (bring your own dish and cutlery): 1-2pm

Facebook event is here

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Accessibility: ** This workshop will be at the Copley Community Orchard. Major paths are accessible, but much of the terrain is not

This event takes place on unceded and occupied Coast Salish territory, specifically that of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and mi ce:p kʷətxʷiləm (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Market Produce – September 15

Photo by Pezibear

The weather’s getting cooler but we’re back this Saturday with fresh produce!

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  Every week throughout the summer we will be getting hyper local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Orange Navel (Aust)
  • Avocados Hass (Mex)
  • Carrots (BC)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Pears Bartlett (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Potato Yukon Gold (BC)
  • Tomatoes (BC)
  • Lettuce Iceberg (BC)
  • Hot Banana Peppers (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Copley Orchard Work Party and Medicinal Plant Walk

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As a part of this months Copley Orchard work party, Cedar Cottage Food Network will facilitate a workshop on Wild edible and medicinal plants in the garden and together we will lasagna mulch a bed to prepare for planting a native plant garden next spring.

—> Prior to this workshop (10am – 11:30am) there will be a work party for Copley Orchard which everyone is welcome to attend. Come learn what the orchard it all about and meet some wonderful gardening neighbours! There will be a potluck lunch beginning at 1pm for all orchard members and workshop participants.

Facebook event is here

Accessibility: ** This workshop will be at the Copley Community Orchard. Major paths are accessible, but much of the terrain is not. ***

For more information please contact ccfneducation@gmail.com

Market Produce – September 1

Photo by elle_kh

The summer heat is long gone and the weather is cooling down, we finally have tomatoes at the mobile market! Come and grab them this Saturday at one of the three markets.

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  Every week throughout the summer we will be getting hyper local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Avocadoes Hass (Mex)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Orange Navel (Aust)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Corn Bi-Color (BC)
  • Onions Sweet (BC)
  • Sweet Banana Peppers (BC)
  • Tomatoes (BC)

Come on down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies! We will be at Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House from 10:00am to 11:00 am, Kensington Community Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Brant Villa at 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us.

See you this Saturday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.

Market Produce – August 23

Photo by Lou Stejskal

We’re making pitas at this week’s community kitchen, so be sure to come on over to Biltmore Housing from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for some delicious stuffed pitas!

This week another order of veggies from Fresh Roots Urban Farm!  Every week throughout the summer we will be getting hyper local, organic veggies grown on school sites throughout Vancouver.

Here’s what to expect at the market:

  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu / Mex & Organic)
  • Apples Royal Gala (BC)
  • Orange Navel (Aust)
  • Avocados Hass (Mex)
  • Peaches (BC)
  • Broccoli Crowns (BC)
  • Celery Root (Calif)
  • Carrots Snaptop (BC)
  • Cucumbers  (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We’ll be at Helping Spirits Lodge at 1:00pm to 2:00pm and Biltmore Housing at 4:00pm to 6:00pm with a Community Kitchen. Take a look at our mobile market locations for more info on how to find us

See you this Thursday!

*As always, produce lists are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.