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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What's Happening in March

It's still chilly out, but the trees are in bloom, so grab your coat and boots, and check out some of these events around town!

Knife Skills Workshop

Location: Greater Vancouver Food Bank (1150 Raymur Avenue / Vancouver - map)
Date: March 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $45.00 (PDF)

This one-day workshop will describe the different types of knives as well as care and maintenance techniques. The instructors will demonstrate different methods on cutting various food products, including fish, meats, and poultry. Discussion on ways to reduce food waste during food preparation is an integral part of this workshop. A full, delicious, healthy lunch will be prepared and shared by the participants!

For more information or to register, please email Lisa Bouwmeester or call (604) 216-3073.

SFU Food Education Days

Location: Simon Fraser University (8888 University Drive / Burnaby - map)
Date: From March 11-13, 2015
Cost: FREE

Food Education Days, organized by Sustainable SFU, seeks to engage students to learn more about issues of food access and security, food waste, local food production, community gardening and composting, and more. The event includes a movie screening, market, and information sessions.

Burnaby Food First will also be in attendance at the market on March 12, 2015.

Sustainable SFU is a student society that aims to make our campuses and communities more sustainable through student leadership, advocacy and educational events around food, waste, transit and climate.

For more information about Food Education Days, visit the event website.

Plant This Movie Screening

Location: Kerrisdale Community Centre (5851 West Boulevard / Vancouver - map)
Date: March 20, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE (all ages)

“Plant This Movie” explores urban farming around the world, from the incredible story of Havana, Cuba to communities of urban farmers in cities as diverse as Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima. In the US, the story focuses on communities in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Portland. The film is narrated by Daryl Hannah.

The filmmaker Karney Hatch from Portland, OR will be present for Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit the event page here.

Just Film Festival

Location: Langara College (100 West 49th Avenue / Vancouver - map)

Date: March 20 to March 22, 2015
Cost: From $10 to $35 (Discounts available for CoDev members, students, seniors, and low-income individuals)

SourceJust Film Festival

The Just Film Festival (formerly, the World Community Film Festival), hosted by CoDevelopment Canada, returns for another year with a collection of over 20 social justice and environmental documentaries -- covering issues from food and farming to sustainability and globalization.


For more information about the festival and this year's films or to buy advance tickets, visit their website.

Vancouver Winter Farmers' Market

Location: Nat Bailey Stadium, East Parking Lot (4601 Ontario Street / Vancouver - map)
Dates: November 1, 2014 to April 25, 2015
Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday

Vendors include farmers, fishers, artisans, food preparers, and more! Also find a selection of food trucks and hot drink vendors. Bring your food scraps from home to recycle at the Food Scraps Drop Spot.

In an effort to reduce plastic use at the market, please bring your own shopping bags.

For more information on the market, including transportation and parking at the site, please visit their website: http://www.eatlocal.org/

3rd Annual East Side Beer Fest

Location: Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street / Vancouver - map)
Date: March 11, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $24.99, plus non-perishable donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank

The Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 3rd Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event!

The event will feature craft beers from all over the world as well samples from food purveyors on Commercial Drive. Some of participants lined up for this year’s event include 33 Acres Brewing Co., Parallel 49 Brewing Co., Dageraad Beer, Four Winds Brewing Company and Driftwood Beer from Victoria as well as Copper & Theory supplier of artisans beers and Untapped BC which imports craft beer & cider into BC.

Tickets are available at all Liberty Wine Merchant locations. For more information on the event, visit the website here.

Homesteader's Emporium

Location: Various (check website)

Cost: Starting from $20

Check out some of these workshops hosted by the Homesteader's Emporium! For times, details, and registration for individual workshops, visit their Workshops page: http://www.homesteadersemporium.ca/calendar/


Upcoming Workshops


March 14: Introduction to Permaculture
March 14: Spring Mason Bee Keeping
March 28-30: The Bee School (weekend workshop)

Seasons of Food Workshops

Location: Hastings Community Centre (3096 East Hastings Street / Vancouver - map)
Cost: $15.00

Upcoming Workshops

March 4: Introduction to Water Bath Canning
March 7: Kids in the Kitchen
March 13: Indian Cuisine
March 19: Japanese Cuisine

For more information or to register, please email Seasons of Food.

GardenSmart Workshops

Location: Various (check website)
Cost: $8.25

Learn how to grow your own food, support your local ecology, and reduce waste in your own backyard. GardenSmart Workshops are brought to you by the North Shorth Recycling Program, the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, and the Edible Garden Project.


Registration is required. To register or for more information, visit the workshop Eventbrite page here.

Upcoming Workshops
 
March 7: Backyard Seed Saving (FREE)
March 8: Fruit Tree Pruning
March 14: Seed Starting
March 21: Supporting Native Bees
March 22: Your First Vegetable Garden