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Upcoming courses at Langara for organic gardeners.

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Vancouver Feast Of Feilds Sept 11 2011

FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising event, Feast of Fields is a gourmet wandering harvest festival that celebrates and strengthens the connections between producer and chef, field and table, and farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of BC’s chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans – some think of it as a 40-course meal paired with wine and beer!

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Krause Berry Farms 6179-248th St, Langley, BC

Ticket Price: $85 (children 7-12: $15; children 6 and under: free)

Ticket purchase: online now at or in person as of July 1 at all Choices Markets locations and Krause Berry Farms

Event website:

More information: call 604.730.0450 ext 304 or toll free in BC 1.888.730.0452 or email
Twitter: @mvfeast

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Dec 7: Bella Coola Farm Flood Fundraiser Film Event

Tues, December 7, 6pm
Britannia Community Centre –  Canucks Family Education Centre (1661 Napier Street, Vancouver) Upstairs Eastside Family Place
Cost $10 Donation, Silent Auction, Food
Bella Coola farmers were recently hit by sever floods. Due to the realities of the agriculture industry the Bella Coola farmers work off the farm to make ends meet and are thus ineligible for Provincial Emergency Assistance.
These farmers are key players in regenerating their local food system and in increasing the community’s access to high quality local produce.
The community lost over 270 tons of winter feed, livestock, fencing, equipment, tools, heritage seeds, heritage fruit trees, corrals and paddocks, barns, market gardens, pasture, and acreage washed down the river.
We depend on our farmers for our food and they are appealing for our help.
Grandview Woodland Food Connection, FarmFolkCityFolk,
and Discovery Organics present
Mammalian, Canada, 2010
6:30 – 7:30pm
Frank Wolf and Taku Hokoyama strike out on a 2,000 km Arctic canoe journey through the largest wilderness area in North America. With a sense of humor and purpose, they track down politicians, First Nation chiefs, elders and others living in the few communities that frame the wilderness in order to present a clear picture of the area and the issues that face the land and its people.
  • Official Entry – Vancouver Film Festival, 2010
Wasteland, USA / Brazil, 2010
8 – 9:30pm
WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”-self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Wasteland offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
  • Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary  – Sundance Film Festival
  • Audience Award for Best Film – Berlin Film Festival
  • Best Documentary – Seattle Film Festival
  • Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award
  • People’s Choice Award – Vancouver Film Festival, 2010
– Huffington Post –

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Now BC is looking for volunteer to help source local organic foods!

Looking for volunteer to help source local organic foods!

NOWBC Co-op is a small organic food co-op offering an on-line farmers market with grocery delivery service in the Greater Vancouver area using a unique cooperative model. Our mission is to help build a sustainable local food system by connecting local organic farmers with consumers and building community around sustainable food choices.

We are looking for an individual to help us source more organic local foods.  Researching farms and processors, contacting these producers, placing orders with them, writing biographies for producers to include in the on-line market, and sometimes organizing deliveries/pick-ups of food between the producer and the co-op.  Some farm visits, farmers market visits and trips to the co-op’s food warehouse in East Van to connect with a producer will be needed occasionally too.  This volunteer will report to our co-op manager, feeding her information on a weekly basis recommending new foods and producers to add to the on-line market based on what is available/in season, and what sounds most delicious!  A minimum commitment of 6 hours a week for 4 months will be needed.  Hours are flexible and can be worked from home for the most part.  Tuesday and Thursday mornings is our suggested schedule, though an equally workable schedule can also be worked out depending on volunteer’s availability.

This volunteer position is a great way to get to know your organic local farmers, bakers and cookie makers!  If you enjoy food, are good with logistics, and are passionate about local organics, this is sure to be a fulfilling role.  Help us connect our local organic producers with our local eaters here in Greater Vancouver.

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Joanna Michal, at or 604-222-0262.

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