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West End Urban Garden Club Holiday Celebration

December-5 to December-5, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

West End Neighbourhood Food Network and the West End Urban Garden Club would like to invite our friends - old, new and yet to be - to join us as we gather for holiday cheer in celebration of food and gardening.This is an informal family friendly gathering and we'd love to see new gardeners and other community members there. Depending on COVID protocols (if any), we'll either invite you to bring a dish to share, or to bring your own…

Gardening Workshop – Growing Superfoods

January-26 to January-26, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Enhance your health by adding home-grown superfoods to your plate! In this workshop, you'll learn how to grow your own superfoods such as kale, ginger, turmeric, sprouts, and blueberries. Some superfoods are best grown indoors, and others outdoors, which equally flourish in a garden or in containers. We'll have a community seed library present - pick up some free seeds for your garden, swap or donate seeds.

Gardening Workshop – Grow Your Own Microgreens

February-5 to February-5, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Microgreens are tasty and nutritious greens that can be eaten as a fresh snack or added to salads, smoothies, soups and more. In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, you'll learn how to grow your own trays of microgreens at home year-round. We'll look at the difference between sprouts and microgreens, review the many possible seeds that can be used for starting microgreens, and look into troubleshooting common problems. You'll prepare…

Gardening Workshop – Balcony and Small Space Gardening

February-15 to February-15, 2022 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Want to grow food but don't have much room? In this workshop, techniques and challenges specific to gardening in small spaces, both indoors and outdoors will be covered. We'll look at soil, fertilizing organically, watering, types of containers, different sun orientations and what to grow in your space.

Gardening Workshop – DIY Planter Box Giveaway

February-20 to February-20, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network have free small (6-7 Ltr.), lightweight, easy to assemble DIY Planter Box Kits available for seniors, immunocompromised, low income, and other vulnerable members of the community, as well as for other community members. Each kit includes planter box parts, soil, seeds, and assembly instructions, and is available for a socially distanced pickup at West End Community Centre. To request a kit: register in the usual manner, AND THEN ALSO contact planterboxes@villagevancouver.ca. and…

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Covid Safety at the Community Centre
NOTE: The nature of the activity is such that you may interact with other people who are considered to be in good health, continuous physical distance between other people cannot be guaranteed, and, by participating in the activity, you are at risk of being infected by a pathogen, including but not limited to SARS-COV-2. SARS-COV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, may exacerbate other health issues and is the cause of an ongoing global pandemic. SARS-COV-2 is highly communicable and dangerous. If you become infected with SARS-COV2, you may transmit it to other people even if you are not exhibiting symptoms of illness.

Proof Of Vaccination:

• Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities.
• For a list of programs and activities that require proof of vaccination, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/covid-proof-of-vaccine.pdf
• Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.
• It is recommended that you arrive early for your activity in order to show proof of vaccination if required.
• For acceptable proof of vaccination and for all other information, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html.

Communicable Disease Health & Safety Practices

• Participants are required to comply with the current Face Coverings Order of the Provincial Health Officer. For more information, please cut and paste into your web browser: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
• Participants should assess themselves daily for symptoms of common cold, influenza, COVID-19, or other infectious respiratory disease before attending a program
• Participants who are ill, including participants of essential service providers, should not attend a program or access the Community Centre. If you are unsure, you should self-isolate and contact 8-1-1 or the local public health unit.
• Registration and payment is required for most programs to help reduce the capacity to allow for physical distancing. Limited drop-ins may be permitted, depending on the facility.
• All participants are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette by covering coughs or sneezes.