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!

Want to add some colour to your garden and plant some spring bulbs? You could help our garden committee to fund garden improvements by ordering your bulbs through our fundraiser.
Please, submit your bulb order (extra copies are available by the school office) by this Friday! You can drop it off at the PAC table during the volunteer drive days (today, tomorrow and Thursday) or at the office.

Assembling our new tables

Happy radish munchers

The Garibaldi Garden is a happening place. Our purple lupin are gorgeous. Our apple tree is showing lots of promise this year! I think we will be eating pototo soup this year. Our potatoes are thriving and so is the kale. The promise of kale chips. Yummy! The picnic tables are scheduled to arrive on June 19th. Our raspberries and strawberries would appreciate some more sunshine!

All of the K-4 students met in the Garibaldi Garden to set the butterflies free! As each butterfly flew out the top of the “zoo”, they were greeted with cheers. Very cool! Thanks so much to Jana, Maya and Julian’s mom, for her help with this special project!