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

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August 11th Summer Pruning Workshop at Copley Orchard

pruning

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***

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.

Market Produce – Thursday March 22


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

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Fuji (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Cabbage Red (BC)
  • Cucumbers (BC)
  • Carrots (Calif)
  • Garlic (Argentina and Organic)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers Green (Mex)
  • Peppers Orange (Mex)
  • Tomatoes OTV (US)
  • Yams Red Garnet (Calif)

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.

Hope to see you there!

Market Produce – March 17

Go Green! come on down to the market and load up spinach this weekend

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Braeburn (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Broccoli  (Calif/Ariz)
  • Carrots snaptop (Calif)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Garlic (China)
  • Ginger (China)
  • Leeks (BC)
  • Onions Red (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Potato Yukon gold nugget (BC)
  • Spinach (Mex and Organic)

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 – March 3

We’re yamming this weekend come check out the market

Here is what to expect at the market this Saturday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (Ecuador & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif/Ariz)
  • Carrots Bunched (Calif & Organic)
  • Cucumber (BC)
  • Celery (CA/MX and Organic)
  • Garlic (China)
  • Ginger (China)
  • Kale Dino (Calif/Mex & Organic)
  • Onions Red (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers Orange (Mex)
  • Pears Bosc (Wash)
  • Yams Red Garnet (Calif )
  • Zucchini (Mex and Organic)

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 – Thursday Feb 21st!


Please come check out our latest market at Biltmore housing.  Please spread the word and bring a friend!  This Thursday at our Community Kitchen we are featuring Honey Soy Tofu with Stir fried vegetables come have a taste, its on us.  Check out the recipe here

Here is what to expect at the market this Thursday:

  • Apples Gala (BC and Organic)
  • Avocadoes (Mex)
  • Bananas (South America & Organic)
  • Broccoli Crown (Calif/Mex & Organic)
  • Carrots (Calif and Organic)
  • Garlic imported
  • Ginger (China)
  • Kale Black Dino (Calif/Mex and Organic)
  • Mushrooms White JBO (BC)
  • Red Onions  (Wash)
  • Oranges Navel (Calif)
  • Peppers Orange (Mex)
  • Tofu Soyganic Super Firm (BC Sunrise & Organic)

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.

Hope to see you there!