October 2012


What a great afternoon we had together!

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Kids made pine cone bird feeders till we ran out of ingredients to make them:) and all ate some home-grown potatoes with butter, crackers with raspberry jelly made by Anne-Marie and David from the bounty of our raspberry patch and drank some hot apple juice.

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Once the rain decided to take a bit of a break, we also dug some holes for the 2 new cherry trees and 6 new blueberry bushes and many happy bulbs were planted and are ready to brighten things up in the spring.

The kids even got to plant some garlic!

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It was really great to see Garibaldi so busy on a really wet Saturday afternoon!

 

P.S. Black ladies jacket has been found. Talk to Anne-Marie, if you would like to be reunited with your jacket:)

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The Grandview Woodland Food Connection, Eastside Family Place and Slow Food Vancouver are pleased to present a special film screening in support of the new garden twinning project between the Britannia School Food Garden and the Slow Food Thousand Gardens in Africa Project. 
This is a Sustenance Festival event   www.sustenancefestival.ca
 
Britannia Community Centre, Upstairs Canuck Family Education Centre
Sunday, Oct 14

Suggested Donation: $10 – $20

6 pm silent auction & food. 7pm film Screening
Information: 604-718-5895

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/463921626981957/?context=create

 

To Make A Farm (2012) asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores of the lives of five young people who without farming backgrounds embark on making their farming dreams a reality. Starting from scratch, they meet risks and challenges of this demanding profession with imagination, passion, and sacrifice. Intimate and beautifully photographed, this documentary offers a hopeful look at small-scale food production in an age of industrialized agriculture.

 

The Man Who Stopped the Desert (2010) tells the story of Yacouba Sawadogo, an African peasant farmer who has transformed the lives of thousands of people across the Sahel. His agroecology techniques and his name are synonymous with reversing the process of desertification. In fact, Yacouba has been described as single-handedly having had more impact on conservation than all the national and international researchers put together.

 

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters: 

Pharmasave on the Drive, Dr. Penny Thompson, Vancity. 
Britannia Community Centre and the Sustenance Festival  
Our chefs with Foodwisdom and products donated by:  BOS Banana Co-op, Canadian Hazelnut Company Agassiz, SOLEFoods, Southlands Farm, Pitchfork Organics, East End Food Co-op, Cedar Isle Farms and Fiore Farms.

Silent Auction donors: Biercraft, Black Dog Video, Dilly Dally, Easy Park, Ethical Bean, Esscents Aromatherapy, Falconetti’s, 

Farm Folk City Folk, Highlife Records, Home Hardware, Little Nest, Mamata, Storm Brewing, Storm Crow, Take-Five Cafe, The World In A Garden, Tracey’s In Laws

 

Thank you all for helping us raise the money needed to fill our new raised beds! We made $350 dollars – just as much as we needed for this purpose:)

We will be filling the beds sometimes this Thanksgiving weekend – time TBA. Any hands are welcome.

This will prepare our garden for our Fall Garden party  on October 13 – hot potatoes with garlic butter (potatoes and garlic grown by our very own!), hot apple juice, garlic planting, perennial exchange and more.

Hope to see you there!