Aside from our mobile produce markets and food skills workshops, we operate the following programs in the neighbourhood:
Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library: In collaboration with the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library, we started a seed sharing library in the fall of 2013. Throughout each growing season, we will be hosting gardening workshops on a variety of topics. The workshop series is called Seedy Saturdays (after the popular seed sharing events in other cities) and will include a seed swap at each event. So far, our workshops have covered seed saving, starting from seed, specialty gardening, companion planting, and permaculture.
Kingcrest Community Garden: The Cedar Cottage Food Network worked with local residents and the Park Board to develop and build a community garden at Kingcrest Park at Knight and Kingsway in the fall of 2014. The garden has 35 plots and 3 accessible beds; there is a also a demonstration garden for the Seedy Saturday workshops. E-mail kingcrestgarden[at]gmail[dot]com to put your name on the waitlist for a plot.
Seed to Table Workshop Series: In partnership with YWCA Semlin Gardens and Lakeview Multicultural United Church, we have started running a monthly dinner for single mothers and their children where they have the opportunity to learn more about gardening. Dinners are prepared by all the women and a workshop follows. Following this series, participants will be knowledgeable about food production, food preservation, and composting.