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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Upcoming Workshops: Canning, Dehydrating, and Seed Saving

Burnaby Food First is pleased to present three more FREE community workshops!

Whole Fruit Canning: The Joy of Sweet and Sour Fruit

Wednesday, August 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cranberry Commons (4272 Albert Street / Burnaby - map)

Credit: Sofi Martinez

Learn with Karen DarWoon how to can local, fresh whole fruit in a sweet and sour style. You get a jar to take home with you! This will be a hands-on workshop.


Karen DarWoon is a personal chef and former Board Member of the Richmond Sharing Farm Society who is passionate about urban farming and the fun of food!

Art of Drying and Storing Foods

Tuesday, September 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tommy Douglas Library (7311 Kingsway / Burnaby - map)

Learn how to prepare and store dried fruits and vegetables, as well as how to make your own fruit leather! This will be a demonstration-style workshop.


Andrea Potter is a Red Seal Chef and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She teaches whole-foods cooking classes and also offers nutrition counselling. She is passionate about the benefits of whole, local and slow foods. For more information on Andrea Potter, visit her website: http://wholefoodscooking.ca/.

Burnaby Seed Saving Workshop

Tuesday, September 17
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tommy Douglas Library (7311 Kingsway / Burnaby - map)

Learn the basics of how to start saving and storing seeds. Saving seeds saves you money, helps biodiversity, and lets you keep growing the variety of plants that you know work for you.

If you have seeds you have saved, bring them to share and trade! This will be a demonstration-style workshop.


Cylia Taryse Wong, who helped create the Cedar Cottage Seedsaving Collective (a seed bank) in 2011, is a Gaia College organic master gardener, certified permaculturist, and member of two Vancouver community gardens and Copley Commons Orchard. She brings her hands-on knowledge and experience with community gardening and seed saving to this workshop.

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