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Summer Celebration at QA Garden!

QA Summer Party 2016


Come celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at the Queen Alexandra Garden!

The Right to Education is this year’s International Day theme. What better way to learn than by getting your hands in the soil and sharing good food with your neighbours?

Garden Co-Coordinator Ida Manuel is leading a Native Plant Walk at the start of the event. Afterwards, everyone will come together to harvest, prepare and enjoy a healthy salad and snacks. Ida will serve fresh blackberry & lemon balm ice tea with ingredients from the garden!

Throughout the event, you’re welcome to pick and snack on berries, and participate in the seed swap. There will be arugula and kale seeds lovingly saved from this garden, and a mix of other awesome veggie seeds provided by Village Vancouver.

This is a kid and family-friendly event, all ages are welcome!

RSVP through our Facebook event, or contact Joey at jliu@mpnh.org. Share with your friends!

 

Mount Pleasant Family Centre Garden

The Mount Pleasant Family Centre has created a gardening workshop through the summer until September running once a week. This was created for local families who either don’t have access to a garden or want to learn more about gardening indoors and outdoors.

The program is run by a licensed Early Childhood Educator who has created gardens for children across Vancouver in the hopes of inspiring families to spend more time outside in nature while growing their own food. The families take on the responsibility of weeding, watering and planting during the weeks they are registered, and are rewarded by taking their harvest home at the end of the growing season!

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Seeds were donated by The Food Connection from their March gardening workshop and seed swap. So far, the families have planted radishes, carrots and a wildlflower blend that bees and butterflies are attracted to — and they’re all sprouting!

About Mount Pleasant Family Centre:

The Mount Pleasant Family Centre provides child-centred programs that nurture healthy growth and development for all families: ‘A Home Away From Home’.

We’re glad they’re part of the Mount Pleasant Food Network!

MPFN Community Dialogue – Asset Mapping and Kimchi Workshop

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Join us at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House on October 29th for an informal dialogue about the MPFN.

We will be introducing the MPFN to community members and are looking for input for our Food Asset Mapping Project.

The workshop will be from 6-7pm, followed by a potluck and a kimchi workshop.

Please follow the link to rsvp.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A5sbg6VXB_P2llCjlHRCHgUY2z4yB1C2H2z-xrBcar0/viewform

Contact Andrew Hunter for more information.

ahunter@mpnh.org

604-879-8208

Harvest Feast! w/ The FoodConnection

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Join the Food Connection this month for a celebration of local seasonal food!

They’re throwing a party with food, music and FUN so bring your friends & family! Come play with food at their various experimentation stations and learn different ways to devour your favourite seasonal foods!

They’re encouraging folks to bring any local seasonal fruits & veggies or other ingredients they can offer. There will be four food stations you can contribute to: soup, salad, flatbread (pizza), and blended ‘ice cream’ dessert. Suggested ingredients are listed on their RSVP form.

CLICK HERE to sign up for the event and to let them know what you’re bringing. Please RSVP by September 20.

They’re also inviting people to help out or play music during the event, so if you’re interested, let them know on the form!

FoodConnections @ Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

August 27, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Mt Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Bees & Honey Workshop!

Did you know that bees and other pollinators are responsible for pollinating about 1/3 of our food? Without these essential creatures, we wouldn’t have things like apples or tomatoes!

Join us and our special guest Hives For Humanity as we learn about the world of bees and how to welcome them into our lives! We will be tasting honey from a Mount Pleasant hive (talk about local!) and rolling a beeswax candle to take home.

As usual, please bring a healthy potluck dish to share.

We are capping this event at 20 people, so make sure you RSVP here!