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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: https://eya.ca/project-view/native-plant-nursery/
As always, thank you for your support by helping us get the word out about this awesome opportunity for youth in our city!
Farm to school learning circles
Hastings seasons of food
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 http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/workshops/ 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 newsletterhttp://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/contact-us/ubc-farm-newsletter/
We hope to see you at the UBC Farm soon!
- Make Your Own Sourdough- February 26th, 2019 on February 26, 2019 5:30 pm
- Beginners Basketry with Invasive Species on February 27, 2019 5:30 pm
- Making Leather from Salmon Skin- March 6th, 2019 on March 6, 2019 6:00 pm
- Making and Mending Clothing on March 12, 2019 6:00 pm
- Basics of Herbal Medicine Part 1- March 12th, 2019 on March 13, 2019 7:00 pm
- Basics of Herbal Medicine Part 2- March 20th, 2019 on March 20, 2019 7:00 pm
- Introduction to Aquaponics- March 21st, 2019 on March 21, 2019 6:00 pm
- Winter Foraging- March 30th, 2019 on March 30, 2019 2:00 pm
- Making Shio Koji and Shoyu Koji- April 3rd, 2019 on April 3, 2019 6:00 pm
- Kombucha Making- April 4th, 2019 on April 5, 2019 6:00 pm
- Growing Food in Small Spaces- April 6th, 2019 on April 6, 2019 10:00 am
- Herbal Medicine Throughout History- April 10th, 2019 on April 10, 2019 6:30 pm
- The Art of Herbal Medicine Making- April 20th, 2019 on April 20, 2019 9:00 am
- Making Brioche- April 24th, 2019 on April 24, 2019 5:30 pm
- Making Cloth: Introduction to Hand-Spinning- May 1st, 2019 on May 1, 2019 6:00 pm
- Making Rope from Foraged Fiber- May 8th, 2019 on May 8, 2019 6:30 pm
- Ginger Beer and Wild Fermented Sodas- May 9th, 2019 on May 9, 2019 6:00 pm
- Making Daifuku Mochi- May 11th, 2019 on May 11, 2019 2:30 pm
- Pies from Scratch- May 22nd, 2019 on May 22, 2019 5:30 pm
- Spring Foraging- May 23rd, 2019 on May 23, 2019 6:00 pm
- Fermentation Fundamentals: Sauerkraut & Pickled Vegetables- June 13th, 2019 on June 13, 2019 6:00 pm
- Canning and Preserving- July 24th, 2019 on July 24, 2019 5:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and use “food instructor” as a subject line.