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September 2021

Community Meal, Gardening Workshop, & WE Garden Club

September-19 to September-19, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Bidwell Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network's Urban Garden Club and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Depending on what COVID protocols are in place at the time (if any), we'll either invite you to bring a dish to share, or to bring your own meal and tableware (e.g. plate, eating utensils, etc.) Each month we present a short workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic. Free.

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Gardening Workshop – Wild Herbal and Mineral Vinegars

September-28 to September-28, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll make an apple cider vinegar and find out why this daily mineral tincture is so important for your hormonal health. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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October 2021

Gardening Workshop – Introduction to Vertical Gardening

October-14 to October-14, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Dr. Yael Stav, we'll review the opportunities for, and benefits of, growing food in vertical gardens in an urban setting. We'll discuss the different systems and technologies available for vertical gardening and talk about the principles of setting up a successful vertical food garden on fences, walls, and balconies, including watering, weight, light and plant choice considerations. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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Community Meal, Gardening Workshop, & WE Garden Club

October-17 to October-17, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Bidwell Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada

Join West End Neighbourhood Food Network's Urban Garden Club and Village Vancouver at our monthly family friendly gatherings. Depending on what COVID protocols are in place at the time (if any), we'll either invite you to bring a dish to share, or to bring your own meal and tableware (e.g. plate, eating utensils, etc.) Each month we present a short workshop on a different food and/or gardening related topic. Free.

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Gardening Workshop – Making Beeswax Salves

October-23 to October-23, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Barclay Room at *West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8 Canada
West End Community Centre Programs Vancouver BC Canada

In this joint Village Vancouver- WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Lori Snyder, you'll discover how to make beeswax salves with infused plant oils. It's quick and easy! Beeswax salves have many different applications, including lip balms, natural skin care, hand salves, and salves for wounds and sprains. Gardeners - you can make salves from your garden from a variety of plant infused olive oils blended into beeswax. Free for Seniors (50 and over).

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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.

Communicable Disease Health & Safety Practices

• 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.
• The use of masks is recommended indoors for people 12 years of age and older and who are not yet fully vaccinated.
• Staff, program participants, and the public may wish to continue wearing a mask for some time – please respect this choice and be aware of others’ personal space.
• Registration and payment is required for most programs to help reduce the capacity to allow for physical distancing. Limited drop-ins may be permitted.
• Participants are encouraged to arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your program time. Patrons may be required to line up prior to entering the facility.
• If a participant, instructor or staff member is unsure if they should self-isolate due to illness they should contact 8-1-1 or the local public health unit. They can also be advised to contact a family physician or nurse practitioner to be assessed for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
• All participants are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette by covering coughs or sneezes.