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

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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.

Copley Orchard Work Party and Medicinal Plant Walk

40685146_1826389274083190_43470162866733056_oThis 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.

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

Aug 25th Medicine Wheel Garden Work Party

Medicine Wheel Garden work party (3)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.

We need your help with tending the garden! We’ll be weeding, planting and sharing knowledge together. Participate in tea tasting and learn about local native, medicinal plants.

The garden was created in September 2017 for the Wild Salmon Caravan and was built to provide space for our urban communities to access traditional medicine plants of the Coast Salish Peoples, while also creating a space of sanctuary and healing.

* All Experience Levels & Ages Welcome
* Wheelchair Accessible
* Food & Drink Provided

Special Thanks to Lori Snyder and the Renfrew-Collingwood Permaculture students for contributing new plants to the garden.

Facebook event here

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***Accessibility notes: The Trout Lake Community Centre is within a short walking distance and includes wheel chair accessible and gender neutral washrooms. All pathways are wheel chair accessible and terrain is level. There will be some heavy lifting and tough work, but all bodies are welcome to participate in any way they can.

Seed Saver’s Meet Up #4

VPL - KEN - SEED SAVERS MEETUP - August 18 (1)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 fourth seed savers meet-up, we’ll pick some tomatoes at our Kingscrest Garden plot and use the fermentation method for saving seeds. We’ll also discuss watering methods and drought gardening techniques. This also functions 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!

**This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:

September 15th
October 20th
November 17th

Facebook event here

August 11th Summer Pruning Workshop 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.
 
As a part of this months Copley Orchard work party, Cedar Cottage Food Network has organized a summer pruning workshop workshop facilitated by Randi-Lee Taylor. This FREE workshop will cover the basics of summer pruning and thinning with a special focus on fruit trees. This will be a hands on workshop so come prepared to snip!
Workshop will be 11:30am – 1pm. Map location of the orchard.
 
If you have gardening tools please bring them, but some will be available to use as well.
 
—> 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.
 
Visit the facebook event here 
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About the facilitator:
 
Randi-Lee Taylor
While the science of horticulture can be taught, gardening is a lifetime of learning. Randi-Lee Taylor comes from generations of life-long gardeners who came to Canada with their knowledge, skill and craft from the old world; each generation transforming their plots of land into unique garden oases. Her childhood Springs were spent side by side with her grandparents, picking more apples and cherries than her family could eat, hand clipping spent blossoms from rhododendrons and azaleas, and watching her grandfather sculpt waves of Juniper trees under her direction. Summers were spent in North Saskatchewan, picking berries and vegetables that would become the evening meal on a small farm that included a nature reserve. Randi-Lee learned the responsibilities of land and animal stewardship from original do-it -yourselfers.
The perspective offered through generations and as well as the gender of her teachers, gave her a healthy skepticism of using large heavy machinery in a garden. Made for and by men in need of a quick landscape fix, weed whackers, mowers, and leaf blowers are decades old compared to the centuries of utility provided by the old fashioned shovel, hoe, rake, snips, clips and pruners.
The owner-operator of Simply Barefoot GS has carried her childhood passion into her journeyman training—over twenty years of working side by side with master gardeners.
 
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

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***