SOUTH VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOOD FOOD NETWORK

  • FALL CELEBRATIONS 2018

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Events, Little Mountain Riley Park Neighbourhood House, South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network, Westside Food Collaborative // October 2, 2018

    Fall is here and we’re celebrating the bounty of the harvest. Check out the free family-friendly celebrations happening throughout the Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks this autumn.

    Photo from Kits House’ Autumn Fair

     

    South Vancouver Harvest Festival

    Join the South Vancouver Food Network at their annual South Vancouver Harvest Festival on October 5th, 2018. They will be serving up delicious free food, you can press your own apple cider, have your face painted, and play games!

    If you like to bake, enter a homemade dessert in the dessert competition for a chance to win a prize!  This year’s theme is apples.

    Friday, October 5th
    3:00-5:00 PM
    Fresh Roots Urban Farm at David Thompson Secondary School, 1755 E 55th Ave at Argyle St, Vancouver
    Free!

    Apple Festival at Riley Park Community Garden

    Riley Park Community Garden‘s Apple Festival is taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

    This event will feature a multi-cultural lunch, apple tasting, and apple cider pressing. Bring a potluck dish featuring apples from your country to share! This event is supported by Little Mountain-Riley Park Neighbourhood Food Network and featured as part of Sustenance Festival.

    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    12:30-pm-3:00pm
    Riley Park Community Garden, 50 East 30th Avenue, Vancouver
    Free!

    Autumn Fair 2018

    Celebrate the season with Kits House and Westside Food Collaborative!

    Kits House’s much anticipated 8th Annual Autumn Fair returns on Saturday October 27, 2018. This popular FREE community event brings in people of all ages together to meet their neighbours, have fun and celebrate the season!

    The Autumn Fair fills an entire block with street vendors, food trucks, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, local musicians, and a farmers market. You can step inside Kits House to check out live entertainment, a haunted house, a pancake breakfast, and our tea room! The event will also feature a variety of entertainment, including a fun and popular kids character, an interactive theatre, and improv with The Fictionals Comedy Co.

    Saturday October 27th, 2018
    10:00am – 3:00pm
    Kits House, 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver
    Free!

  • END-OF-SUMMER GARDENING WORKSHOPS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network // August 15, 2018

    The end of the summer is coming soon! To wrap up the growing season, South Vancouver Food Network is hosting two upcoming workshops, Gardening 101 and Therapeutic Gardening.
    These free workshops take place at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House and are open to all members of the community.

    For more information or to register for a workshop, send an e-mail to summerprograms@southvan.org, call at 604-324-6212, or register at reception.

    Gardening 101

    Curious about how to grow and maintain your own garden throughout the Fall? Victoria from Fresh Roots will tell us all about garden planning, building healthy soil, seed sowing, seasonal care (including fall and winter maintenance), and more! This Gardening 101 workshop will also offer a hands-on activity.

    Date: August 20th (Monday)
    Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    Location: South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (6470 Victoria Dr.)

    Therapeutic Gardening

    Gardening can be a therapeutic activity for many people including seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers. In partnership with George Pearson Centre, Farmers on 57th specializes in growing food and building communities with residents living with disabilities. Sarah from Farmers on 57th will introduce participants to the benefits of therapeutic gardening and how to make it more accessible for those with limited mobility.

    Date: August 21st (Tuesday)
    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (6470 Victoria Dr.)

  • SHIFTING FROM FOOD BANK TO FOOD HUB IN SOUTH VAN

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Food Hub, Gordon Neighbourhood House, News, South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network // June 8, 2018

    A South Vancouver Food Hub is now being offered from a partnership between South Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Network and Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

    The South Vancouver Food Hub will replace the South Vancouver Food Bank, formerly held at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. The South Vancouver Food Bank served an estimate of 160 households each week, including 35% seniors and 8% families with young children.

    The new food hub is located at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, 6470 Victoria Drive (at 49th Avenue) on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. (This excludes the week when provincial Social Assistance cheques are issued).

    This move to the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House enables individuals to connect to programs and services such as settlement support, family programs, language classes, seniors’ services, and other resources.

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