DAVID THOMPSON SCHOOL FARM BUILD
SUSTAINABLE GARDEN FAIR
Homesteading Mamas will be demonstrating the art and wonders of home canning at the Sustainable Garden Fair on Saturday June 8th.
Check out the little video here:
Find out more about the fair at www.sgfair.caJoin us for the fun!
FARMcamp is a 7-day experiential summer camp for youth aged 14-18! We will incorporate workshops (such as farm skills and group decision-making), community building activities, whole-camp games, participant-led workshops, skill sharing and free-fun-time (swimming, stargazing, napping, singing, etc.) Check out the the FARMcamp handy-dandy handbook detailing: what to expect, food, what you will need to bring and travel information!
It takes place on Linnaea Farm School on beautiful Cortes Island: Klahoose, Wei We Kai, Kwaikah, Homalco and Sliammon Territories. Linnaea is a 315 acre property, covering lakes, farm animals, pasture/farmland, and forest.
This Summer! The camp will run from July 2nd to 9th, 2013.
More details and to register please visit: www.farmcamp.ca
MEANS OF PRODUCTION GARDEN – THE SPROUTED GARDEN PARTY
BRITANNIA COMMUNITY KITCHEN
COPLEY COMMUNITY ORCHARD
Now entering its second growing season, the Copley Community Orchard is looking for new members! Members will have access to educational workshops on organic fruit tree care; they will participate in decisions about developing the site and on-site programming; members will also receive a share of any fruit that is harvesting during the season (although, in its second year, all we are expecting this year are berries). Click here to register your interest in becoming a member – we are really getting rolling, so March is a great time to become a member! Or visit the website to learn more.
BC FOOD SYSTEMS NETWORK ANNUAL GATHERING
Please join the BC Food Systems Network as we celebrate 15 years of promoting sustainability and democracy in the BC food system!
The 15th Annual Gathering will be held at George Pringle Memorial Camp in Shawnigan Lake from July 5th through July 7th. Shawnigan Lake is located on Vancouver Island, about forty-five kilometres northwest of Victoria. The theme for this year’s event is “Food from the water, food from the land”. The Network recognizes that food is a human right. It is a gift from the Creator and we must honour the food as well as its sources, whether they be land or water based. Join us as we explore a wide range of issues related to producing and gathering food in British Columbia and explore ways to celebrate and protect our abundant resources.
The Network has a holistic perspective, embracing the way food issues cross cultures, sectors, and age groups. The annual Gathering is one of the ways we share insights, initiatives, strategies and critical analysis of the food system. This year’s Gathering will provide a balance of workshops, presentations and panel discussions with outdoor activities and time for sharing and socializing.
Registration details and a call for proposals will be issued shortly. If you would like to receive regular updates regarding the 2013 Gathering, please join our listserv or Facebook Events Page (please feel free to invite your friends!).
EARTH APPLE FARM CSA
Earth Apple Farm is accepting CSA memberships for their Warm Season Harvest Box Program! Earth Apple Farm is located on a small acreage in the agricultural land reserve of South Burnaby, BC just up the road from the mighty Fraser River. The farm is known for its hearty, rooty, crunchy, and wholesome vegetables (with a particular penchant for potatoes), but in its third year the fledgling farm is scaling-up to offer a larger and more diverse selection of fresh fruits and vegetables to its CSA and Farmers Market customers. Imagine all the colours of the rainbow, and then look for them in our produce!
Check us out at http://www.earthapplefarm.com
VILLAGE VANCOUVER – GRANDVIEW WOODLANDS MONTHLY POTLUCKS
Join folks in your neighbourhood working toward a resilient community and future. Commercial Dr. VV holds a monthly potluck & workshop the third Thursday of every month. Most potlucks & workshops will be held in the common room of Rising Star Co-op (1556 E. 5th Ave.).
Thursday April 18th – Bike Maintenance
Thursday May 16th – ???
Thursday June 20th – Chickens 101
Sign-up for our monthly potluck & workshop reminders: www.tinyurl.com/commercialdrivevillage
BRITANNIA BULK BUYING
For more information call Ian @ 604-718-5895