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Grandview Woodland Food Connection Foodfit




Grandview Woodland Food Connection food workshops

Native plants for birds

Our Native Plants for Birds program is free, and open to youth age 14-25, looking to gain hands on experience with native plants and bird species, connect with like-minded youth & the community, earn a small stipend, and complete service hours for school.

Could you please share this opportunity with your youth/students or educators who work with youth via the printable poster (attached) or your social media?

About the program:

The 2019 Plants for Birds program will engage dozens of high school-aged youth in free 8-week experiential learning and stewardship programs in Strathcona Community Gardens. Youth participants will grow hundreds of bird-supporting native plants and develop a native plant demonstration garden to raise awareness of the role of native plants in supporting native insects, and in turn, insect-eating native birds. The plants grown by youth participants will be distributed with educational materials to local organizations and schools to develop habitat gardens that provide important habitat for insect-eating birds and contribute to Vancouver’s ecological network.

March 2nd – April 27th (no session March 23rd)

Students can find out more and apply for the program here:

As always, thank you for your support by helping us get the word out about this awesome opportunity for youth in our city!

Jess Henry
Native Plants for Birds Program Manager |  Environmental Youth Alliance |  
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Farm to school learning circles

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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems – UBC farm

The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering everything from gardening to herbal medicine, making fiber, fermenting, foraging, and much more. This year, we have added several new workshops and brought back many favourites. All of our workshops are beginner friendly and open to everyone, so please share with your networks (attached are a poster and flyer)!

For more details and to register, visit or view our list of workshops below.

Please sign up early, as popular workshops sell out; and workshops with insufficient registration are cancelled five days prior. To stay informed of new workshop offerings and other events at the UBC Farm, please sign up for our newsletter

We hope to see you at the UBC Farm soon!

Park Board Program Instructors

Interested in finding more opportunities as a food based program instructor in Vancouver community centres?

As part of the Vancouver Park Board’s plan to increase food and kitchen-based programming in community centres, we are inviting food facilitators/instructors to register in the Park Board’s Online Instructor Database. Community centre programmers can find and hire instructors for workshops and programs with a specific focus on food programming—specifically instructors who specialize in nutrition, community kitchens, food preservation, gardening, meal programming, and any other niche or food based skill that can be shared with residents across our communities.

When registering, make sure to tag yourself under the new category Food, Cooking, and Gardening” to ensure programmers can find you. People who have previously worked in community centres may not be currently listed in the database, so please make sure to register and update your information using the following link:
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation On-line Instructor Database

Some individual community centers have their own additional instructor registration forms posted on their direct websites. If you are distinctly interested in working with one specific centre, you can also register through their direct sites.

Please forward this information to any instructors and organizations that work with food programming in Vancouver community centres.

If you have any questions or difficulties using the database, please email and use “food instructor” as a subject line.

3 thoughts on “Workshops

  1. Hi, my name is Ashley. I am very interested in the Sunday classes; Kombucha Brewing, Raw Vegan in 10 Minutes, Sinlesss Desserts for All and Cleansing With Smoothies. The classes run every Sunday starting on Janurary 29th to February 19th. Unfortunately for me as I work Sunday’s because I have school Monday to Thursday and I work Saturday and Sunday, I can’t make it to the classes. so my question to you is will these aforementioned classes run another time? Hopefully on a Friday, Tuesday or Thursday. My Tuesday and Thursday classes are drop-in classes.

    1. Hello Ashley,

      I hope that you get this in time. I missed your comment earlier. yes, you are welcome to come. We are in the pre-teen centre at Britannia. Just bring a small jar to take home your mother. And you will need to register at the front office first.


    2. Hi Ashley,

      Sorry, I saw your message in the stats page, which only provides a snip of the message. The Kombucha workshop is popular so we will try to offer at anther time in the future. That goes for all the workshops. Leave me your email address and I will add to our email list so that I can keep you updated on future workshops and events, etc.


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