Intergenerational Gardening Project

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The Intergenerational Gardening Project is a Cedar Cottage Food Network initiative aiming to connect youth and seniors through a shared gardening experience. Interested youth will be trained in gardening basics in late May and early June, and then during the summer will connect with seniors in the community who could use an extra hand and spend time applying those new skills.

For Youth ages 12-17:
Youth training workshops will be held at the Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House on May 25th and June 8th from 3:30 – 4:30.

Topics will include:
Seed starting, soil make-up and amendments, transplanting, weeding, companion planting, beneficial insects/pollinator information and more!
Youth are strongly encouraged to attend at least 1 work party during the summer.

* No gardening experience is necessary!

Please email ccfneducation@gmail.com to register or for more information.

For Seniors:
This season we will be looking for 4 seniors in the Cedar Cottage/Kensington community with gardens in their yard to participate in the program. The seniors must be comfortable having a large group of people in their yard. All materials will be provided.

Please email ccfneducation@gmail.com to register or for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Market Produce – May 19th

photo from foodingredients.treetop.com

Summer starts in a month but it’s fast upon us, so is all the fruit that comes with the hot weather!

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Ambrosia (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Pears Anjou (Wash)
  • Celery (Calif)
  • Cabbage Red (Calif)
  • Tomatoes (BC)
  • Mangoes Ataulfo (Mex)
  • Acorn Squash (Mex)
  • Green Onion (Mex)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, 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 weekend!

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

Pregnancy Workshop Series – Healthy Eating and Herbs!

Join midwife Rebecca Geddes in exploring healthy eating and safe herbs during pregnancy and afterwards through this 2 part workshop series.

Attend a single workshop or both!

Pregnancy

Session 1 – Healthy Eating in Pregnancy and with a Newborn
May 19th 1pm to 3pm at the Trout Lake Community Centre
A helping hand on how to eat healthy in pregnancy! An overview of your increased dietary needs and how to fit them into your diet! We will make a complete vegetarian meal as well as homemade nut butter to take home. Also overview of great herbs to take while breastfeeding.
https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/healthy-eating-in-pregnancy-and-with-a-newborn/153545

Session 2 – Safe Herbs in Pregnancy and Postpartum Period
May 26th 1pm to 3pm at the Trout Lake Community Centre
An introduction to a few safe herbs to take in pregnancy and post partum while breastfeeding! We will be making an Iron Tincture together to take home as well as a wonderful breastfeeding tea!
https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/safe-herbs-in-pregnancy-and-postpartum-period/153547

***Pre-registration is required***

Market Produce – May 5th

photo from filiericortacremona.it

Red cabbage at the market this month. Red cabbage makes a great sweet slaw paired with fruit.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (Wash)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Ecu & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Sweet Potato (Calif)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Red Nugget (BC)
  • Red Cabbage (Cdn)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, 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 weekend!

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

First Seed Savers Meet-up of 2018!

VPL - KEN - SEED SAVERS MEETUP - 1ST SESSION - MAY 12 2018Interested 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.

Join us for our first meet-up of the season as we plant our seed crops at Kingscrest Community Garden. We will discuss the why’s and how’s of saving seeds, and learn about soil and the basics of planting. This will also function as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed! See our facebook event here

Location Note: We will meet at Kensington Library, but will be spending most of our time at Kingscrest Community Garden. Come prepared to do some weeding and planting and please dress for the weather.

This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:
June 2nd
July 7th
August 18th
September 5th
October 20th
November 17th

 

Market Produce – April 26

Please come check out the Thursday markets and have a tasting at the community kitchen.
We’re serving up pakora at Biltmore Housing this Thursday please come and bring a friend!

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Gala (BC, Organic)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Mex, Organic)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Zucchini (Calif)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Yukon Gold (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Thursday’s mobile market locations to stock up.  We”ll be at Helping  Spirit 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 weekend!

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

Market Produce – April 21

photo courtesy burpee.com

Turnips are in season and at the market this month. Here are some ways to cook turnip.

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Ambrosia (BC)
  • Avocados (Mex)
  • Bananas (Guat / Mex & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif / Wash)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Zucchini (Calif)
  • Sweet Potato (Calif)
  • Turnips (CA / US)
  • Yellow Onion (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Yukon Gold (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, 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 weekend!

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

Market Produce – April 7

 

photo by Darya Pino

Got organic celery this Saturday at the market.  Check the health benefits of celery

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif/Ariz)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Leeks (BC)
  • Onions Red Jumbo(Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Red nugget (BC)

So make sure to head down to this Saturday’s mobile market locations to stock up. We will be at Cedar Cottage  at 10:00am to 11:00am, 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 weekend!

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