Garden Club Kale Day

Another year is up and running for the Britannia garden club, a great group of kids with a growing interest in the school garden. One of the kids came to our first work party three years back, helping with 20 other students to spread out piles of soil. He loved the work so much, the physicality of it, that he asked how he could get more involved in the garden. Three years later he is still involved in the garden club.

The great thing about the garden is how the students are taking to it – feeling proud of their work.

So the pictures below show the club members out last week harvesting a pretty good amount of kale for the school cafeteria. The gardens are producing better than previous years. We have been working on building up the soil with compost and other soil amendment and the results are starting to show. It is good to see the gardens doing well.

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Sustenance Festival Activities

The Grandview Woodland Food Connection is pleased to present the following two engaging events. We hope that you can join us.

New People / First Peoples: Food Sharings Harmonizing Dance, Art, Music, and Ritual

Join us in this unique exploration of indigenous perspectives on sustenance and food security through dance, music, art and ritual. Kathara Pilipino Indigenous Arts along with artist Bert Monterona and First Nations Raven Spirit Dance together host a dance performance and interactive dance workshop exploring our human relationship to food and nature along with a sharing and making of indigenous traditional dishes.

Sat. Oct 12. 2 – 4pm
Britannia Community Centre, Upstairs Canuck Family Education Centre
1655 William St (Off Grandview Park)
Suggested Donation $10 – $15
Food Included
Info: 604-718-5895

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Who gets Sustenance? A Community Forum on Dignified Access to Healthy Food for All People

Join our community forum on healthy food access and the sharing of preliminary research being conducted through the Social PLanning and Research Council of BC (SPARC) with residents of Vancouver’s Grandview Woodland neighbourhood and Bella Coola. Participants in this study are being asked to share their ideas and experiences so we can better understand the barriers to dignified access to healthy food by underserved groups. We also want to learn how to overcome those barriers and what underserved people are doing now to eat better. Come share your thoughts on how to improve food access and equity in our communities.

Sat. Oct 19. 2 – 4pm
Britannia Community Centre, Upstairs Canuck Family Education Centre
Free Event. Food Provided
Info: 604-718-5895

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Le Chou Senior’s Harvest Bounty

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Seniors from the Lion’s Den Adult Day Centre are participants in the Woodland Park Community Garden Le Chou Project, an intergenerational youth and seniors garden project. The Lion’s Den is only 1 block from the garden and makes for a wonderful and easy short walk for a little exercise and now helping out in the garden. In the photos below the seniors harvested some veggies to be used as part of the senior’s lunch program.

With generous funding from the Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants, Le Chou is a partnership with Grandview Woodland Food Connection, Evergreen Foundation, Watari Latin American Community Kitchen, Britannia Community Centre, Woodland Park Community Garden and Goodforks

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