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Friday, March 9, 2018

Cowichan Green Community

Visiting Vancouver Island anytime soon? If so, swing by the Cowichan Valley, otherwise known as the 'New Provence' for its wealth of wineries, small organic farms, and burgeoning local-food culture. 

Part of this vibrant scene is our fellow food-security society, Cowichan Green Community, which is a community non-profit that has been focusing on environmental sustainability in the Cowichan Region since 2004. For the last six years CGC’s mandate has revolved mainly around improving food security by developing strong relationships with local food producers and increasing urban and rural food production. 

Cowichan Green community

One of their many efforts is The Garden Pantry store that showcases the work of Island artisans and specialty food producers. 

See you there!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Growing Organic Food: Winter Gardening

Just in time for the snow! Check out the winter gardening workshop happening at Tommy Douglas Library (7311 Kingsway) tomorrow:

Growing Organic Food: Winter Gardening
Saturday, February 24
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Calling all gardeners beginners and experts. Do you want to grow your own organic food? Don't have a yard? Have no experience? Well, it's no problem!

In this three part series (the other two will be in summer and late fall), learn how to grow organic food in a way that fits your lifestyle and the home you have.

Facilitated by amateur gardener, Revel Kunz, who grew organic food for her B&B and Nadine Styan, from My Garden Coach.

Free, but seating is limited. Please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

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Photo Credit: https://bonnieplants.com/growing/growing-spinach/

Friday, January 26, 2018

Seeking Steering Committee Members!

Are you passionate about Food Security? Would you like to contribute to your local community? Join Burnaby Food First's Steering Committee! We'd love to have you. 

Membership is open to anyone living and/or working in Burnaby, who is interested in food security and that agrees with the mission and goals of Food First.  A 1-year commitment (or more) is preferred. Meetings currently take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except summer and December) from 9:15-11:00am at Tommy Douglas Library in South Burnaby.