South Vancouver Harvest Festival is back!

The annual South Vancouver Harvest Festival is just a week away!

Join us at Fresh Roots Farm to celebrate the harvest, enjoy delicious foods made by community members from local ingredients, press your own apple cider, and have fun with games and activities!

Make and bring a dessert to compete in the dessert contest for a chance to win a prize!

Check it out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/295135874298428/

  • When: Thursday, October 19th at 3:00-5:30PM
  • Where: Fresh Roots Farm at David Thompson Secondary. 1755 E 55th Ave
  • All ages welcome!  Dress for the weather

Hope to see you there!

Harvest Fest Poster 2017 (2)

 

 

A glimpse of last year’s festival…

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Orchard Park Community Kitchen

NEW Orchard Park monthly community kitchen!

Every 2nd Saturday of the month    –    12:30-3:30   –   5988 Nanaimo Street.

Join us at this new community kitchen to learn and enjoy new recipes together!

For our Orchard Park Community Kitchen tomorrow, SATURDAY MAY 13th, Arlene and Alex will show us how to make some tasty recipes!

Visiting the SVNH Open House on May 13th (10:00-1:00 at 6470 Victoria Drive)?   You can still join in the cooking fun: Orchard Park is just a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive away!

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Fresh Roots is Hiring!

Fresh Roots Hiring

If you’re looking for a job or two
We have so much for you to do
We’re looking for farmers
and awesome camp counselors
We’re looking for someone like you!

Fresh Roots is hiring! Fresh Roots grows Good Food For All on educational farms on school grounds.  We’re looking for our summer team to help us grow, literally, and run our summer programs.  Check it out and learn more.

SCHOOLYARD FARM WORKER
Are you looking to grow Good Food for the school community? Join our farm team and get outside this summer where you’ll be helping provide Good Food For All. We’re looking for someone with at least 1 year experience growing food, who qualifies for a Canada Summer Jobs Position. Learn more here.

SOYL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Are you passionate about empowering youth to grow themselves and good food? Join our SOYL program team and help make this unique summer leadership and employment program happen, mentoring youth as they learn to grow, cook, sell, process and explore good food. If you’re eligible for a Canada Summer Jobs Position, learn more here.

SCHOOLYARD FARM WORKER – DELTA EDITION
That’s right – we’re headed out to Delta! Come and join our Delta based farm team and get outside this summer.  You’ll help to grow food for the Delta community.  We’re looking for someone with at least 1 year experience growing food, with experience as a camp counsellor who qualifies for a Canada Summer Jobs Position. Learn more here.

http://freshroots.ca/

 

Poverty Free BC Rally March 4th

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Are you concerned about making ends meet with rising rent, unaffordable childcare, and increasing MSP premiums and hydro costs? Are you worried about growing foodbank use and homelessness in our communities? Come out and march for the issues facing all of us here in BC.

We’re proud to join the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition, Raise the Rates, the BC Federation of Labour, and many other groups for the:

 Poverty Free BC Rally
Saturday, March 4th 2017, 12-2pm
Vancouver Public Library, Robson side

Join and share the Facebook page for the rally here.

This is our chance to raise our voices together and show candidates in the provincial election that we’ll be voting for politicians that commit to a strong, comprehensive poverty reduction plan.

http://povertyfreebc.ca