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Saturday, February 22, 2014

What's Happening in March

Whether sun, rain, or snow, here are some of the things going on around the city (many of which will also keep you warm and dry). Why not check out a workshop or two while you wait for the new roster of Burnaby Food First workshops?

Homesteader's Emporium

Location: Homesteader's Emporium (649 East Hastings / Vancouver - map)
Cost: Starting from $7.50

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 2: Transylvanian Artisan Breads
March 4: Introduction to Bee Keeping
March 6: Fresh Homemade Sausage
March 8: Mason Bee Keeping
March 8: Bee School 2014 (8-session course)
March 9: Kimchi 101
March 9: Sauerkraut 101
March 16: Kombucha 101
March 16: Ginger Beer and Wild Herbal Sodas
March 19: Basic Homemade Tofu
March 23: Edible Mushroom Cultivation
March 26: Nut Milk and Nut Cheese
March 30: Transplanting Early Direct Sowing (1075 East Hastings Street / Vancouver - map)

Just Film Festival

Location: Langara College (100 West 49th Avenue / Vancouver - map)
Date: February 28 to March 2, 2014
Cost: From $15 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.

Sally Ann's Healthy Eating Kitchen

Location: The Salvation Army (3213 Fraser Street / Vancouver - map)
Dates: March 6, 2014 to March 27, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: FREE

The second month-long course of five cycles, join up to learn about cooking skills, nutrition, grocery budgeting, food safety, and meal planning.

Registration is required. Visit the Grandview-Woodlands website here for more information.

Cedar Cottage Food Network Workshops

Location: Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Drive / Vancouver - map)
Cost: From $5 to $15

The Cedar Cottage Food Network hosts cooking and food skills workshops at the Trout Lake Community Centre in East Vancouver that cover everything from grocery budgeting and meal planning to urban beekeeping and gardening.

Check out these cool workshops on this month!

Registration is required. For more details or to register, visit their Workshop page: http://cedarcottagefoodnetwork.wordpress.com/workshops/

March 11: Vietnamese Cooking
March 25: Composting 101

UBC Farm Workshops

Location: UBC Farm Kitchen (3461 Ross Drive / Vancouver - map)
Cost: From $30 to $45

The Growing Season Workshop Series aims to connect the local community with sustainability and life-skill experts through accessible and affordable workshops. The workshops are open to everyone, and the revenue generated from workshops supports both the presenters and continued workshop programming at the UBC Farm.

Some popular past workshops include cheese making, seed saving and plant breeding, food preservation by fermentation, and a traditional Maya cooking class.

Check out this month's workshops!

March 5: Seasonal Soups
March 11: Ginger Beer and Wild Herbal Sodas
March 18: Kombucha 101

Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the UBC Farm Workshop website: http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/community/workshops-short-courses/

Vancouver Winter Farmers' Market

Location: Nat Bailey Stadium, East Parking Lot (4601 Ontario Street / Vancouver - map)
Dates: November 2, 2013 to April 26, 2014 (Closed December 28)
Hours: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each Saturday

Thought the start of winter meant the end of locally grown and made goodies?

Continuing from last month, the winter market hosts over 60 vendors -- nearly as many as the three main Vancouver summer markets combined! -- offers a range of foods, from local produce to homemade chocolate and maple treats.

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/

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