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What's happening in September!


Urban Foraging - Sept 3, 2015
 
Join Indigenous Herbalist Lori Snyder on a walk-a-bout to discover wild, edible and medicinal plants growing in your neighborhood. Learn how to identify, when best to harvest and how to make potions & elixirs from wild plants!
Where:
Britannia Community Centre
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver

When:
Thursday September 3rd
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

To register, call Britannia Community Centre at 604-718-5800. 
Cost: $25/person

12th Annual Corn Festival - Sept 6, 2015

Celebrating corn dishes on Sunday September 6 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Britannia Community Centre with the Canada-El Salvador Action Network group.

There will be live performances from local artists!

Where:
Britannia Community Centre, Gym D
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver

When:
Sunday September 6th
11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Richmond Community Seed Library - Sept 9, 2015

Richmond Food Security and Burnaby Library's community seed project. Join them on Wednesday Sept 9th or Saturday Sept 26th.

Where:
Richmond Brighouse Library
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

When:
Wednesday September 9th (and Saturday September 26th)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

More information:
http://www.richmondfoodsecurity.org/event/richmond-community-seed-library-availability-september-9th/?instance_id=161366

Vancouver Urban Farming Workshop - Sept 12, 2015

Topic: Irrigation Systems 

Vancouver Urban Farming Society's workshop on the basics of irrigation (part of their Farmer-in-Training workshop series). Want to learn more about the different irrigation systems? Or how to design an irrigation system? Or looking to get started on irrigation and not knowing what information to look for? This workshop is for you!

Join Gray Orion at UBC Farms to find out more about irrigation - plus get a chance to walk around UBC Farms to see the different systems in use!

When:
Saturday September 12th
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where:
UBC Farms
3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

To buy tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-irrigation-systems-tickets-18144498684

Contact: Karly@urbanfarmers.ca 


21st Feast of Fields Vancouver - Sept 13, 2015

FarmFolk City Folk's event celebrating local foods - connecting farms to chefs, field to table, and farm folks to city folks!

Where:
UBC Farm
3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver

When:
Sunday September 13th
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

More information, visit:
http://www.feastoffields.com/metro-vancouver/


Eat, Think, Vote Vancouver - Sept 21, 2015

Join Gordon Neighbourhood House, Vancouver Food Policy Council, BC Food Systems Network, Neighbourhood Food Networks, and the Vancouver Urban Farming Society on Monday September 21 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm for a conversation with local candidates on putting food on the agenda this federal election.

Where:
Gordon Neighbourhood House
1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver

When:
Monday September 21st
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

To attend this FREE event or to get more information, visit:
http://campaign.foodsecurecanada.org/susannam/eat_think_vote_vancouver

Farmer's Markets in BC

Don't forget to check out all the local farmer's markets in and around BC.

With summer winding down, fall is fast approaching - so get as much local harvest from the Burnaby Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm at City Hall!

More information for Burnaby Farmer's Markets and events, visit http://www.artisanmarkets.ca/

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Don't forget to check back on our website for our gardening or cooking workshops...we have some great workshops in the works and events will be posted shortly!

If you have a farming/gardening/food security event that you would like to share, please email us with the information to: burnabyfoodfirst@gmail.com. We would be happy to share your events on our blog!