FOOD AND NUTRITION WITH NIKOO BUROUMAND
Britannia Community Centre
All workshops $15
Info: Grandview Woodland Food Connection – 604-718-5895
Food and Diabetes
Although genetic factors appear important in susceptibility to diabetes, environmental factors are required to trigger it. Improvements to eating habits and lifestyle have been shown to effectively control diabetes and prevent complications. Come learn how to prevent and cope with diabetes naturally through food and lifestyle choices. Walk away with the knowledge and tools to identify healthy food options and avoid poor foods choices, recipe ideas, meal plans, information on helpful herbs and supplements, and tips on how to improve related lifestyle factors.
May 30 6 to 8pm
Eating for Cardiovascular Health
Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for at least 40% of all deaths in North America. They include atherosclerosis, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease. Dietary and lifestyle factors play a major role in preventing and reversing these and their related complications. Come learn the misunderstood roles of cholesterol and antioxidants in cardiovascular health, the risk factors leading to cardiovascular diseases and how to avoid them, recipe ideas, meal plans, information on helpful foods, herbs, and supplements, and tools to improve lifestyle factors.
June 27, 6 to 8pm
Nikoo Boroumand is passionate about health and nutrition. She is a certified nutritional practitioner from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and also a Chartered Herbalist from Dominion Herbal College.
HOMESTEADERS EMPORIUM CANNING WORKSHOP
Explore the world of putting up food in jars! Make Jam with us and learn the basics of the water-bath canning method including food/kitchen prep, tools and techniques for safely completing projects at home. No experience is necessary. All materials and supplies are included and you will leave with inspiration and a jar of jam made during the workshop.
Saturday May 18th 1pm-4pm OR Saturday June 15th from 10am-1pm at Homesteaders Emporium
to register: http://www.homesteadersemporium.ca/events#canningBasics
URBAN FARMER FIELD SCHOOL
The SPEC|YWCA Urban Farmer Field School (UFFS) provides training in sustainable urban agriculture for new and experienced growers. Perched upon the YWCA Metro Vancouver Rooftop Garden, students are engaged in experiential learning opportunities preparing them to be successful urban growers.
2013 Course Curriculum
We are serving up 25 classes organized by season from Late March to October. Click on the following images to browse our seasonal classes, or the Topics below to browse by category. Click REGISTER to see all of SPEC’s workshops. Participants can choose courses that appeal to their interest or sign up for the full program. All courses aim to build on participant experiences and foster collaborative learning including hands-on experience.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
4. Community Dinner Nights
A delicious 3 course meal for families and singles. It is a nutritious and low cost meal.
Who: Community members
Every Friday evening, 5pm-6pm at LMNH
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost: $4.00 for members/ $5.00 for non-members (1/2 price for children)
Who to contact: Jennifer 604-879-7104 ext.315 or jennifer_wesman@Lmnhs.bc.ca
COMMUNITY KITCHEN ROUNDTABLES
These free, two hour roundtables are an opportunity to meet other community kitchen leaders, to share and hear about other kitchen activities, challenges & successes. Come to our Vancouver office to participate in person or particpate remotely via teleconferencing. We are now posting an overview of what is discussed in our Roundtables – visit the blog category “Around the Table” to see notes of previous meetings.
Thurs, May 23, 2013 from 10 am -12 pm
Location: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society,
1150 Raymur Ave., Vancouver BC
To register: There is no fee for these events, but we kindly ask that you register by going to Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information: Contact Shona Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-216-2326
COMMUNITY KITCHEN LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS
During this workshop you will have the opportunity to find out more about community kitchens, different ways a group can work and how you can lead or start a community kitchen. Learn the history of the community kitchen movement and the effect it has had around the province. Hear about the different kitchen models that run successfully in our communities. Experience a community kitchen first hand! Lunch will be provided.
Thurs, June 6, 2013, 9:00 am –3:30 pm
Location: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society,
1150 Raymur Ave. Vancouver, BC
Cost: $45.00 (lunch provided).
To register: Contact Darlene Tanaka, at 604-216-2325 or email@example.com
SAFE CANNING BASICS DEMONSTRATION
This one-day session for canning instructors/leaders will review the basics of both boiling water bath (BWB) canning and pressure canning. Learn about old and new canning equipment, tools and current canning products on the market. Get the latest information on safe canning practices. The workshop will consist of a Powerpoint presentation, demonstration and discussion. Due to time limitations, please note that there will be no hands-on component. Bring your canning questions and comments and a lunch!
Presenters: Diane Collis, Manager and Darlene Tanaka, Training Co-ordinator, Fresh Choice Kitchens
Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 9:00am-4:00pm (please bring a lunch)
Location: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, 1150 Raymur Ave, Vancouver BC
Cost: $45 (Includes Bernardin cookbook & canning toolkit)
To Register: Contact Darlene Tanaka at 604-216-2325, firstname.lastname@example.org