Farm to school grandview Woodland learning circle

Flavours of Hope’s Pop-Up Night of Syrian Feast, Music and Storytelling

Come and celebrate with us for a Flavours of Hope’s Pop-Up Night of Syrian Feast, Music and Storytelling on Saturday, April 7. Taste the diverse flavours of dishes from Damascus while listening to Syrian music and sharing stories of food, culture and friendship. Hayat and Carmen, a Syrian mother and daughter who came to Canada as refugees, will create a feast of traditional cuisine from their family recipes and beloved food from Syria. We will hear more about Hayat and Carmen’s inspiring story of building their business, Taste of Damascus. Farzana, a story facilitator, will help us to share memories of food from different cultures. The evening will be a time of eating together, making new friends, and learning about the art of storytelling through food.

Syrian Pop up Dinner

hastings learning garden community meeting


Join EYA for our 2018 AGM & Spring Celebration! This fun community event takes place annually at the Ecopavilion - a wood-heated and solar-powered building in Strathcona Gardens. Free and family friendly!

WHEN:  Saturday, March 24, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM  
WHERE: The EcoPavilion in Strathcona Community Garden (759 Malkin Ave)
WHAT:  Indigenous plant give-away, citizen science pollinator workshop, annual general meeting, catered food, and habitat stewardship activity.

Click here for full event schedule and AGM documents.

RSVP early to help us plan for food & fun! If your plans change, please let us know so we can open up a spot for someone else.


“EcoArt Walk” invites citizen artists in Grandview-Woodland to create eco-art installations in Green Streets Gardens.

We hope to seed-bomb new relationships, fertile conversations, and civic conversations at the meeting place of people, ecology, and creativity.


Interested? Attend an information session and complete a proposal with our help!

​Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Artists or groups please send us one page on your idea including the concept, scale, materials. Group proposals welcome. Sketches are accepted but not required at this stage. Note that even temporary artworks in these areas must maintain visibility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicle drivers, while being structurally sound and safe in all weather. 

Submissions to through March 16, 2018

Approximately 20 installations will be created. 
A map will be printed and posted online to guide visitors.
An honorarium of $ 100 will be provided to each artist or group.
​Opening Celebration on June 17th!​

Can you see them

Vancouver fruit Tree Project AGM and PIE Day


Il Giardino Community Garden Openings

Il Centro i
Il Centro is delighted to invite you to participate in the second season of the Community Garden located at    Beaconsfield Park, 1 block south of 3075 Slocan Street in Vancouver.

Our garden and programs strive to

  • Celebrate growing produce and eating it!
  • Explore our diverse cultural backgrounds and stories; promoting multi-cultural and intergenerational connection.
  • Connect and share the Italian Cultural heritage and tradition of growing and sharing food. • Foster civic pride.
  • Nourish a passion for gardening.
  • Inspire sharing, cooperation, and team work.
  • Promote sustainability, biodiversity and a healthy ecological system.
  • Develop skills and techniques to grow and cook healthy food.

 More Info


Grandview WoodLand Food COnnection BULK BUYING

Grandview Woodland Food Connection COMMUNITY KITCHEN

New Community Kitchen starting this January

Community kitchen poster

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:

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.

Listen to full episode




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 to book an appointment. More info:
Appointments at Britannia Community Centre
Supported by the Grandview Woodland Food Connection


VFTP_LOGO_CS3-167x300The 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:



Visit the Curbside Fresh Market:
City Heights
(115 E 37th at Main)
Friday 11am-2pm.
Everyone is welcome. Local produce and staples. Prices below market rate.



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