Seed: The Untold Story Film Screening at Kensington Public Library

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As part of our Seed Savers group, the Cedar Cottage Food Network in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington Branch is hosting a free screening and discussion of SEED, The Untold Story.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

SEED is Executive Produced by Academy Award Winning Actress Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine) and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

****The event is free and the facilities are fully accessible. ****
There will be a seed swap happening during the event so please bring seeds you would like to share with the community!

Facebook event here
“Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.”

– Vandana Shiva

Seed Saver’s Meet-up #3

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Interested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up for the second season of our seed saving group in Cedar Cottage.

Join us for our third meet-up of the season. We will learn how to thresh and winnow using kale seeds and share seed saving and gardening tips. This will also function as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed!

Visit our facebook event here

**This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:

August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th

Seed Savers Meet-up #2

winnowingInterested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up for the second season of our seed saving group in Cedar Cottage.

Join us for our second meet-up of the season. We will discuss the why’s and how’s of saving seeds, check up on our seedlings, and plant some tomatoes! This will also function as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed!

*Location Note: We will meet at Kensington Library, but we will also be spending time at Kingscrest Community Garden. Come prepared to do some weeding and planting and please dress for the weather.

**This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:
July 7th
August 18th
September 5th
October 20th
November 17th

First Seed Savers Meet-up of 2018!

VPL - KEN - SEED SAVERS MEETUP - 1ST SESSION - MAY 12 2018Interested in seed security in your community? Want to learn how to save seeds and join in a growing community of people wanting to share their knowledge, their passions, and their seeds? The Cedar Cottage Food Network, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library – Kensington branch has teamed up for the second season of our seed saving group in Cedar Cottage.

Join us for our first meet-up of the season as we plant our seed crops at Kingscrest Community Garden. We will discuss the why’s and how’s of saving seeds, and learn about soil and the basics of planting. This will also function as an ongoing seed swap so bring your extra seeds and seedlings to share with the community.

No previous experience needed, and no garden needed! See our facebook event here

Location Note: We will meet at Kensington Library, but will be spending most of our time at Kingscrest Community Garden. Come prepared to do some weeding and planting and please dress for the weather.

This is a monthly series, stay tuned for info on these upcoming meet-ups. All will be at Kensington Library from 11am-1pm:
June 2nd
July 7th
August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th

 

Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening

file-page1Hi folks! Just a reminder that our upcoming Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening is just a little over a week away! We still have spots available for this free workshop! You can register online or in person at the Vancouver Public Library — Kensington Branch. Hope to see you there!

Seedy Saturday: Engaging Kids with Gardening July 16th

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Join the Cedar Cottage Food Network and the Vancouver Public Library for the fourth of our 2016 Seedy Saturday workshop series. Each event includes a workshop on a gardening topic and a seed swap.

This interactive workshop for parents/caregivers and children has two parts:

Firstly, join us for a garden-related Storytime at the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. At Storytime, parents and caregivers are supported in their roles as their children’s first and most important teachers and shown ways to share language with them. Lastly, participants will move across the street to join gardening instructor Frankie Filippelli for some fun activities at the Kingcrest Community Garden. These activities can be transferred to home gardens where the adults and their kids can continue learning together.

This workshop has very limited space so please pre-register. This workshop is for families with children ages 3-7 (no more than 2 children per family at this time).

This event is free but seating is limited so please pre-register online or in person at the library branch. Light refreshments will be available. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

See you there!