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Learn How to Save Seeds

Village Vancouver & Farm Folk City Folk present Seed Saving in the City this weekend.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer Street, Vancouver

Limited to 25 participants so register today!

Don’t miss this rare Vancouver opportunity to learn about Seed Saving from four top BC seedswomen.

Facilitated by Maria Hunter from Dragonfly Seeds, Mojave Kaplan of Planting Seeds Project, Robin Wheeler of Edible Landscapes fame, and Susan Davidson of BC Seeds.

Learn seed saving basics, the politics of seeds, how to build seed collectives and how to select for good traits. You’ll also learn about isolation distances, small business creation, hear personal stories, and work together to create the base for a local seed chapter.

Suggested donation: $30
Subsidies are available, no one turned away for lack of funds.

To register contact:

Strathcona Community Centre
Course number CRN 45504.401

For further information contact Village Vancouver, Strathcona Community Centre (see Fall Program Guide p. 6 and 7), or Farm Folk City Folk.

To join Village Vancouver Seed Savers, visit them online

Tasty Fundraiser for Farm Folk/City Folk

Rocky Mountain Flatbread is hosting three share-the-proceeds events with Farm Folk/City Folk on February 2, 9 and 16, 2010. Rocky Mountain Flatbread has long been a supporter of eating local — they source much of the ingredients for their menu from local farmers.

Fund raise painlessly while you enjoy local and delicious eats.

Farm Folk / City Folk 2010 Calendar

Farm Folk City Folk 2010 CalendarHey folks, it’s time to whip out a fresh sheet of paper and start organizing your life. Better yet, use the Farm Folk / City Folk 2010 calendar.

On the practical side I love the big squares for adding notes, but it’s the beautiful images of life on the farm from award-winning photographer Brian Harris that make me feel refreshed when the schedule gets jam-packed. There’s nothing quite like farming — or on my scale, community gardening — to reconnect with the earth as our food source. Oh, and don’t forget the delicious, monthly, local food recipes!

Remembering and connecting to the the rhythm of nature is it’s own reward, but for those who want more it’s also good to know that all proceeds from the calendar go to supporting community initiatives at Farm Folk / City Folk.

Note: You can find the Farm Folk / City Folk 2010 calendar at select retailers or order it online. Do the latter and tell them you heard about it here at LocalDelicious.com and you’ll also receive a pair of complimentary Farm Folk City Folk greeting cards.

Workshop: Winter Vegetable Gardening

If you’re a gardener with a year or two under your belt and are ready to expand your horizons, maybe you’d like to learn how to expand the growing season.

The Winter Vegetable Gardening workshop explores what to plant and when. Simple designs for home-made cloches and greenhouses will be covered as well. The session will be held:

Saturday, June 13
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Eagles Estate Heritage Garden
5655 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby

Instructor Heather Johnstone has spent years learning with organic farmers on the west coast and is now working with home-scale urban gardeners to help them grow food. She is the coordinator of the Edible Garden Project on Vancouver’s North Shore and has recently joined the Board of FarmFolk/CityFolk.

The cost of the workshop is $20, with proceeds going to The Land Conservancy of British Columbia. Pre-registration is required: phone 604-733-2313 or email lralph@conservancy.bc.ca to register.