Aside from our Community Food Market program and food skills workshops, we operate the following programs in the neighbourhood:
Kensington-Cedar Cottage Seed Sharing Library: In collaboration with the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library, we started a seed sharing library in the fall of 2013. Throughout each growing season, we will be hosting gardening workshops on a variety of topics. The workshop series is called Seedy Saturdays (after the popular seed sharing events in other cities) and will include a seed swap at each event. So far, our workshops have covered seed saving, starting from seed, specialty gardening, companion planting, and permaculture.
We also have monthly Seed Savers Group that meets April to October. We have seed saving garden plots at the Kingcrest Community Garden across from the library.
Kingcrest Community Garden: The Cedar Cottage Food Network worked with local residents and the Park Board to develop and build a community garden at Kingcrest Park at Knight and Kingsway in the fall of 2014. The garden has 30 plots and 3 accessible beds. We grow seed for the Seed Library inside the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. E-mail kingcrestgarden[at]gmail[dot]com to put your name on the waitlist for a plot.
Intergenerational Garden Project: Connecting youth and seniors through gardens. For youth 12 to 17 , interested in learning how to grow their own food, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Copley Community Orchard: Copley Orchard is the neighbourhood urban orchard that we have partnered with to offer programs that address food security, build the community, and keep the orchard a healthy green space.
Medicine Wheel Garden at John Henry Park: A learning garden where we grow native and medicinal plants for the community.