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Monday, February 29, 2016

What's Happening in March!

It is almost Spring and it is a Leap Year!

Events around town are starting to pop up all around town! It is time to start thinking about what to plant and with the increase in fruit and veggie prices, why not try growing some edibles on your balcony, in a community garden or by sharing a backyard?

 Now, let`s get down to seeing what is happening around town in March!

"Sempervivums" with Howard Wills - March 2nd

Join the Burnaby Rhododendren and Garden Society (BRAGS) and guest presenteer, Howard Wills on Sempervivums.

What are Sempervisvums? We typically call them Houseleeks, Hens & Chicks, or Liveforever. Their real name, Sempervivums, are one tough little plant genus.

Most species will grow just about anywhere, including on rooftops where they are rumoured to magically protect the house from fire and lightning and ensure the health & prosperity of the occupants. They can also bake in the sun and freeze in the winter and truly do seem to "Live Forever" so once you get them in your garden you will have them for a lifetime but they are never invasive as they slowly expand into compact clumps.

When: Wednesday March 2, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby BC V5G 3T6
at Burnaby Village Museum, Discovery Room  

Website: http://brags.ca/ 

Sauerkraut Workshop - March 9th

Join Grandview Woodlands Food connection in this workshop on making raw sauerkraut which is full of probiotics! Probiotics is great for gut health. 

Learn to make your own great tasting sauerkraut! 

When: Wednesday March 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: 1655 William Street, Britannia Community Centre, Pre-Teen Centre

Cost: $ 12.00

For more information, visit: https://gwfoodconnection.wordpress.com/workshops/ 

Pollinators and People in the City - March 10th

A public evening of discussion, offering tools for creating relationships of dignity and respect for all people and habitat & forage for all pollinators. A celebration of opportunity in our city.

When: Thursday March 10, 2016
Time: Doors - 6:30 pm
Discussion - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mingle with light refreshments + honey - 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: 149 W Hastings St - 149 West Hastings Street. SFU Woodwards World Art Centre. Vancouver, BC V6B CA - View Map

Costs: $15
Get tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pollinators-people-in-the-city-tickets-21385917856
  • Mark Winston: Professor and Senior Fellow, SFU Centre for Dialogue, and Author of
  • Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, Winner of the 2015 Governor-General's Literary Award for Non-fiction.
  • Elizabeth Elle: Professor of Biological Sciences, SFU, and wild bee expert
  • Dean Wilson: DTES Community Activist
  • Sarah Common: Co-Founder and Chief Community O fficer, Hives for Humanity
Please contact Sarah Commo at sarah@hivesforhumanity.com for more information.

SFU Food Education Days: March 15 to 17th

Join SFU students, campus groups, and local community organizations to envision a new future for our food system at the 3rd annual Food Education Days (FED)! At FED, we will seek to engage SFU students to learn more about current issues of food access and security, food of the future, local food production, personal health, and other food related topics.

Check out our three awesome events on the Burnaby campus (on top of Burnaby Mountain):

March 15 - Expo Day
  • Explore a variety of informational and interactive displays from different campus groups and community organizations. Students passing by can pick up an event ‘passport’ to receive stamps from tables and be entered to win some awesome prizes!
  • 11am to 2pm, the north hallway of the AQ
March 16 - Lunch & Learn
March 17 - Movie Screening
Co-organized by SFU's Food Access and Education Committee.

For more information, visit: http://www.embarksustainability.org/food_education_days_2016.

Enhancing Community Food Programs for People with Disability Experiencing Food Insecurity - March 23 & 26th

Organized by the Disability Alliance of BC, the goal of Let’s Talk Food Access: Enhancing Community Food Programs for People with Disabilities Experiencing Food Insecurity is to improve access to safe, affordable food resources in two Vancouver neighbourhoods for people with disabilities through education, mentorship and partnerships and to build the capacity of individuals and community food programs to address barriers for people with disabilities and increase their health and well-being.

1st Workshop: Let's Talk Food Security
When: Wednesday March 23, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 1655 William Street, Britannia Community Centre, CFEC Room

Who should attend the first workshop: Community Program organizers

2nd Workshop: Let's Talk Food Security
When: Saturday March 26, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: 1655 William Street, Britannia Community Centre, CFEC Room

Who should attend the second workshop: People with disabilities living in the Grandview Woodlands area.

To attend the workshop, please contact Karen Martin, karen@disabilityalliancebc.org.

More information: http://blog.disabilityalliancebc.org/?p=2695


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 and get the word out!

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