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Fall Equinox Chow Down 2013

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On the evening of the Fall Equinox 2013 we joined local urban gardeners from Cedar Cottage Community Garden in a delightful meal in the middle of the lovely garden under the skytrain. It was a rainy night but the sun did show itself just long enough for me to get some beautiful photos of the kitchen tent and the tasty food that was being prepared on the grill that had been set up there.

Much of the vegetables, herbs and fruits used in the meal were harvested from the overflowing green plots around us. On the tables were asian pears from the food forest.

Chef Mike Preston of La Quercia created a raft of dishes, and we were particularly pleased as most of the meal was fine for us on our grain-free diet (GAPS/SCD).

The evening kicked off with delicious Sorrel Soup served in mason jars. As folks began to take their seats platters of Heirloom Tomato Salad with Bruschetta were laid out on the tables. The platters included carmelized onions and a light balsamic dressing. A chorus of moans of delight rose from everyone at the table as the tomatoes were sampled.

Fresh Milk Food Politics Overview

Fresh Milk Food Politics Overview

Well it has been a long and talkative day for us raw milk lovers here in BC so I will try to just do a quick summary of the speakers and some of my favorite quotes from each of them for the folks who were unable to attend the Fresh Milk Food Politics conference today. I have uploaded a bunch of ...

Elemental Chi Kung Workshops Vancouver 2013

Elemental Chi Kung Workshops Vancouver 2013

Ged Sumner who has been practicing and teaching Chi Kung for many years around the world is starting a series of Chi Kung workshops in Vancouver in March 2013. He is doing a free introductory workshop on Jan 27th at the YWCA on Beatty St. More info and register here. The workshops in Chi Kung ...

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

On a quick trip to Vancouver Island we stopped in Ucleulet, Port Alberni and Nanaimo. Learned an interesting fact about Port Alberni (a 30 foot tsunami hit it in the 1950s). It is a strange place because it is a deep port to the Pacific Ocean even though it is more towards the Eastern side of the is ...

Rev Kevin Annett Interview: Trauma for control and Repression

Rev Kevin Annett Interview: Trauma for control and Repression

This is a very revealing interview with Rev Kevin Annett leading up to the historical class action filed July 4, 2012 in the Federal Court of Canada against the Vatican, Elizabeth Windsor (the UK Queen), Big Pharma, the Prime Minister of Canada and others for conspiracy against First Nations peoples ...

Getting to Know Our Busy Friends the Bees

Getting to Know Our Busy Friends the Bees

Peter Finch of Cedar Cottage Community Garden sent us this beautiful guest post to help us get to know our busy and friendly co-species the bees. If we didn't have bees we wouldn't have us it's that simple. Peter Finch is one of the founders of the lovely forest garden under the skytrain and is ...

Cedar Cottage Community Garden

Cedar Cottage Community Garden

Cedar Cottage Community Garden is a lovely community and still has garden plots available! I can't find their website at the moment but I will put a link in as soon as I figure it out. Check out this delightful article by Peter Finch one of the founders of the food forest in the garden in which he d ...

Volunteering at the Market and Spinach Salad

Volunteering at the Market and Spinach Salad

This is my last semester of classes before I finish my Masters degree. While I still have a practicum to finish and thesis to write I am beginning to feel like I am close to the end. In honor of this ending, I wanted to really celebrate the student life this summer, by this I mean not working full t ...

Seedstock – Currency for a more connected, sustainable and happier future

Seedstock – Currency for a more connected, sustainable and happier future

Dear allies for a more connected, sustainable and happier future, It may not quite feel like it at the moment, but summer is inching closer by the day, and so too is the day when Vancouver will have it's first community currency at last! The Seedstock team has been hard at work over the last ...

SeedStock – Vancouver’s Community Currency

SeedStock – Vancouver’s Community Currency

Seedstock Seedbomb! from agorabora on Vimeo. Seedstock, is a community currency for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We believe that community currencies can improve the connectedness of communities, support local, independent businesses, encourage a more vibrant and diverse local economy while ge ...