Vancouver fruit Tree Project AGM and PIE Day
permaculture for urban living
Grandview WoodLand Food COnnection BULK BUYING
Grandview Woodland Food Connection COMMUNITY KITCHEN
New Community Kitchen starting this January
BC poverty reduction strategy consultation
The poverty rate in B.C. is among the worst in Canada. Too many people are struggling to make ends meet, earn a living wage, or find and keep affordable housing. Too many families are suffering without basic necessities, relying on food banks, going hungry or sending their children to school hungry.
One of the critical next steps is to build and implement a province-wide poverty reduction plan with targets and timelines. And the BC government wants your help.
There are several ways to participate:
- Attend a Community Meeting currently being scheduled;
- Submit your feedback by email, mail or phone.
- Complete the online feedback form on this site.
Your feedback will help the government understand what poverty looks like in communities across B.C., and how they can best take action to improve people’s lives. In order to promote the transparency of this engagement, all feedback collected by the online feedback form and email will be posted to the site. Names will not be included. Feedback will be collected between October 30, 2017 and March 30, 2018 at 4pm.
Submit your feedback online by March 30, 2018 at 4 p.m.
The hidden power of food: Finding value in what we eat – CBC Ideas
In Canada we waste about a third of the food we produce. And yet four million Canadians experience food insecurity. In partnership with the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph, we hear from Dawn Morrison whose work focuses on Indigenous food sovereignty and Bryan Gilvesy, a long-horn cattle rancher who puts sustainability first. Part 2 of a 2-part series.
HELP THE GWFC FUNDRAISE WITH ORGANIC PRODUCE
NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING SERVICE
Nutrition counseling services by a certified holistic nutritionist will be available for under-served residents and open to all community members on a sliding scale basis – $0 – $50. This service is aimed at helping you navigate the food choices available in our area and choose the foods that are best suited for your health, taking into consideration any health issues or goals you may have. Improved eating habits can help boost your physical and mental health. This service also aims to help connect residents to affordable, accessible, healthy food programs and options.
Bonnie Chung is a registered holistic nutritionist with many years of experience working in the natural foods industry. She is also working with Choices Markets. She’s eager to share her nutrition knowledge with the community with a friendly approach.
Contact Bonnie Chung at 778-995-7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment. More info: http://www.gorealnutrition.com/
Appointments at Britannia Community Centre
Supported by the Grandview Woodland Food Connection
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is proud to present our new pruning social enterprise project for the 2014 season, “Fruit Tree Pruning with ISA arborist Todd Barisky”. Proceeds will go to support The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.
The details, in brief:
A professional pruning service with competitive rates.
The better maintained your tree, the more bountiful your harvest!
Have our professional Arborist visit your fruit trees this season!
About Todd Barisky:
I have been a practicing Arborist since 2007. I received a diploma in Arboriculture Apprenticeship at Humber College in Toronto, and I am also certified with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
In my view, tree pruning is a form of art; Skilled arborists are equipped both with the knowledge of optimal tree health and the imagination to craft aesthetically pleasing and durable specimen. Every tree is unique and grows in response to its environmental conditions. Mindful pruning encourages trees to develop stronger branching, yield a hardy fruit crop, and help to minimize tree defects and diseases. This is the kind of pruning I use to guide trees to grow towards their optimum form.
Many trees in the urban landscape suffer from improper pruning. When a tree has been haphazardly pruned, the tree’s future health is at stake. It is possible in some cases to restore poorly pruned and damaged trees, however nothing compares to responsible and mindful tree care from the start of a tree’s life. To achieve best results, it is always advisable to seek assistance from a certified professional Arborist.
For more information visit: https://vancouverfruittree.com/pruning-project/
CURBSIDE FRESH MARKET COMES TO LITTLE MOUNTAIN
Visit the Curbside Fresh Market:
(115 E 37th at Main)
Everyone is welcome. Local produce and staples. Prices below market rate.