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Sunday, March 29, 2015

What's Happening in April

Spring is upon us, and events and workshops are gearing up around the city! Check out some of these cool things going on next month.

Vancouver Winter Farmers' Market
Credit: Christina Mak

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/

Homesteader's Emporium

Location: Various (check website)

Cost: Starting from $15.00

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

April 2: Growing Wheatgrass
April 4: Ginger Beer and Wild Herbal Sodas
April 19: Sauerkraut 101 (Rooted Nutrition)
April 26: Kombucha 101 (Rooted Nutrition)

Seasons of Food Workshops

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

Upcoming Workshops

April 11: Korean Cooking
April 14: Seasonal Soups
April 18: Indian Cooking
April 19: Kombucha
April 22: Crock Pot Yogurt
April 25: Korean Cooking
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
April 11: Your First Vegetable Patch
April 12: High Yield Gardening in Small Spaces
April 19: Transform Your Lawn into a Veggie Patch
April 25: Small Space Gardening
April 26: Backyard Rainwater Harvesting
April 26: The Scoop on Soil

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