Commons Work Party
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

Today is the Hillcrest Festival. Lots of activities in the park and in our garden.

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Donation Station
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Donation Station

Farmers and shoppers are invited to donate produce and funds to support the Family Services Programs at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Visit our table and learn more about how we are building a healthy, resilient community. 

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Commons Work Party
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Front Step Meet, Greet, Learn and Share
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Front Step Meet, Greet, Learn and Share

Potluck, music, learn about the Front Step Project. http://mpnh.org/about-us/community-development/the-front-step-project/

Front Step is an initiative engaging youth in and from foster care, along with older adults, to co-design projects that encourage informal support and caring connections.

The Front Step project aims to build a community in which people are connected, valued and empowered to create the systemic change they would like to see in their community.

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Commons Work Party
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

After the Work Party, stay for lunch. Join Lori Snyder at 1pm for her Native Plant Walk and Artful Expressions session.

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Donation Station
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Donation Station

Farmers and shoppers are invited to donate produce and funds to support various programs at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Visit our table and learn more about how we are building a healthy, resilient community. 

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Commons Work Party
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

Smart Gardening for Bees with Lori Weidenhammer - Free!

Join local beespeaker, Lori Weidenhammer as she guides us around the garden through all seasons of bees buzzing. Draw the plants and help us create our Pollinator Plant Map. All materials provided. Did you know that all plants in the garden were chosen as they are ‘bee-friendly’. Through the year, you will see bees as plants are specific for the season. You see bees year round.

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Commons Work Party
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Donation Station
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Donation Station

Farmers and shoppers are invited to donate produce and funds to support various programs at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Visit our table and learn more about how we are building a healthy, resilient community. 

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Commons Work Party
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Donation Station
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Donation Station

Farmers and shoppers are invited to donate produce and funds to support various programs at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Visit our table and learn more about how we are building a healthy, resilient community. 

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Potluck and On the Table Discussion
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Potluck and On the Table Discussion

On the Table is an invitation from Vancouver Foundation, and is an opportunity for community members to get together to discuss things that are important to them. 

The theme for this discussion is ‘community and building connections’. Talking points can be provided, but we are very interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas. 

Discussions and food always go well together, so there will be a potluck tonight as well! Please bring a dish of your choice. 

Looking forward to an evening in the garden with yummy food, and great discussion!


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Commons Work Party
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Storytelling
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Storytelling

  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discover YOUR way of storytelling through speaking, writing and art! This event offers hands on opportunities to share your stories in a variety of ways, in a safe and encouraging environment. Supplies and a light meal will be provided. Come and be creative and have fun with other storytellers!

For registration and inquiries contact Susan. sdsusiecoleman@gmail.com

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Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

General Garden Meeting

  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to meet your fellow gardeners. Meet our summer staff, Nina and Julia!

We will provide updates on the Shed, the garden activities, events and more. Share your ideas on what you want to see in the garden this year.

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Commons Work Party
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Commons Work Party
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

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Building Community in Your Community Garden
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Building Community in Your Community Garden

  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is an invitation for community garden members and organizers to meet, share your successes, lessons learned and  how we can collaborate to build community in our community gardens. 

Please bring materials to the meeting you would like to 'show and tell' and share. This will be our second meeting as part of developing our city-wide community garden network.

 The event will be hosted at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House by the Riley Park Community Garden in partnership with the Park Board. To learn more about Riley Park, visit our website, sign up for our newsletter and check out the Event Calendar.  

For more information on the Meet Up - contact Joanne at joanne_mackinnon@lmnhs.bc.ca 

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Mayan Corn Planting
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

Mayan Corn Planting

Join Lix Lopez, Mayan Elder and sociologist from the UBC Mayan Garden. He is providing seeds and planting in the Three Sisters Bed in the Riley Park Community Garden.

Learn more about Guatemalan Corn. We are building cultural connections with our Elders to our Three Sisters.

Everyone is welcome.

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Moving Elemental: water walk / water movement
May
26
1:30 PM13:30

Moving Elemental: water walk / water movement

Guided by Amy Kiara Ruth, board member of the False Creek Watershed Society

~Water walk: explore the gentle contours of the terrain surrounding Riley Park from the perspective of water. How might water move and flow here?
~Water movement: explore the movement of water within the water cycle and within ourselves – both individually and as a group through guided creative and improvisational movement. 
~This is an opportunity to move in the space of the community garden in embodied relationship with the life-giving element of water.
We will gather and move outside in the park - rain or shine
Please wear / bring appropriate clothing for your comfort  

The FCWS AGM will take place afterwards at Riley Park Field House (East side of the Park, North side door): 2:30 - 3:30 PM. All are welcome.

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May
25
12:30 PM12:30

Spring Harvest Potluck

Potluck! In the garden after the work party and before Lori Snyders Native Plant Walk.

Harvest from the Garden (if possible) use chard, kale, beets, mint, thyme, leeks, asparagus, peas, spring garlic, Asian greens. Be creative, be ethnic.

Bring a dish to share.

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 Commons Work Party
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Stay for lunch and join Lori Snyder on the Native Plant Walk and Artful Expressions starting at 1pm.

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Smart Gardening for Bees with Beespeaker Lori - Free!
May
24
12:30 PM12:30

Smart Gardening for Bees with Beespeaker Lori - Free!

Let’s talk about bees with Madame Beespeaker, author of Victory Gardens for Bees. Bees pollinate most of the nutrient dense and medicinal plants we depend on. It’s more important than ever to get smarter about what we plant to provide bees with food and nesting material. She’ll lead you through some simple exercises to deepen your appreciation for the sensory delights of pollinator friendly gardens.

RSVP to Annie Yu. annie_yu@lmnhs.bc.ca

A pizza lunch is provided

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Mycorrhizal Inoculation Workshop
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Mycorrhizal Inoculation Workshop

We will be inoculating in the Bean Bed to demonstrate a controlled experiment on crop yield. The workshop will mainly be about microrhizal inoculation and planting mushrooms. 

Presented by the Mycological Society.

Celebrate Victoria Day with an English Themed potluck. Oatcakes, scones and more. Bring a dish to share: 12-1pm before the Workshop

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Victoria Day Potluck
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Victoria Day Potluck

Join us for our first potluck of the season. This holiday weekend is called, Victoria Day, so let’s bring together food representing the Commonwealth countries and the UK. Bring a dish to share and tell the story of your dish.

10-12 is the Work Party and 1pm is our Inoculation Workshop.

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Commons Work Party
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Stay for our Victoria Day Themed Potluck - scones, oatcakes, teacakes and more.

1pm is the Microhizal Inoculation Workshop with the Mycological Society.

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Commons Work Party
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

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Resilient Neighbourhood Walk Series: Riley Park
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Resilient Neighbourhood Walk Series: Riley Park

  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever wonder how to prepare for an earthquake? Join Neighbour Lab for a free, family-friendly guided walk in the Riley Park neighbourhood. Featured on the walk is the Riley Park Garden Shed Renewable Energy Demo Project. Learn how you can get involved in future activities on the shed including the Renewable Energy powered Automatic Irrigation system for the Espalier Orchard. RSVP

On the walk, learn how you and your neighbours can prepare for and respond to earthquakes here in Vancouver and explore the strengths and opportunities found in your own backyard. The walk will meet at the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House at 2:00 pm and arrive at Riley Park by 3:00 pm to be followed by a short mapping activity as well as refreshments and resilient prizes!

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Jane's Walk in Little Mountain
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Jane's Walk in Little Mountain

Join varouj and other community members on a walk on Main sharing our history and stories of place. We start at 21 and main and end at the Riley Park Community Garden. We will join the Neighbour Lab group hearing about examples of resiliency in our community including the Garden Shed and our renewable energy activities.

Snacks are provided.

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Commons Work Party
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Commons Work Party

All welcome. There are no late-comers! Share in the planting, maintenance and harvest. All who participate receive produce. We are a food security project aiming to grow food for those in our community who are food insecure. Help us grow our garden and community.

Snacks Provided by Matchstick Riley Park (32nd Main).

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Focus Group on Outdoor Learning
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Focus Group on Outdoor Learning

Join Hartley on this focus group as he is analyzing curriculum and pedagogy through a consideration of outdoor learning perceptions and practices in UBC Education courses.
All are invited but you need to sign a consent form.
Hartley Banack, PhD
Lecturer and Coordinator, Outdoor Environmental Education 
For more information email Hartley
hartley.banack@ubc.ca

www.wildaboutvancouver.com   Get Involved. Get OUTside


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Garden To Table Living  - Naturapath, Fitness and Rescued Animals
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Garden To Table Living - Naturapath, Fitness and Rescued Animals

Snacks provided by Chickpea Restaurant (Main Street). Then learn about plant based living. Kids colour and plant in the Garden. All ages!

Learn from naturopathic graduate Matthew Nagra B.Sc and by fitness enthusiast Mesbah Omid. During this time supervised colouring and planting activities will be offered for the kids. 

Following the talk, the garden will get a rare visit from animal rights advocate Geoff Regier and some real life rescued animals that are 100% kid-friendly. 

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Salon Gathering
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Salon Gathering

Salon is a gathering to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

Final call for Neighbourhood Small Grant Projects due April 9 in the garden, park and community. Garden updates, special events, workshops….


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Grafting Workshop with Richard Hallman, Espalier Master
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Grafting Workshop with Richard Hallman, Espalier Master

Join Espalier Master, Richard Hallman as he uses scion wood to show us what to do.  He will demonstrate how to do Whip grafts, Side grafts and Chip grafts.

In our garden, last year we planted 2 apples, 2 plums, 2 pears & 2 figs.

On April 13th we will be planting 2 apricots, 2 sour cherry, & 2 baking apples.

A light lunch will be served after the workshop.

This workshop with Richard is a follow on to the workshops he conducted in 2016. With many thanks to our volunteer, Robin Hastings and Bartlett Tree Services for their work and contribution to the espalier orchard.

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Commons Work Party
Mar
30
12:00 PM12:00

Commons Work Party

Install espalier supports - Robin lead
Prepare soil around new espalier area
Prepare area for potatoes, dig under cover crop
Prepare garden beds - weed;
Reform plots, starting with Bed 11 (for peas); then Bed 8 (for 3 Sisters)
Seed library open. Please connect with Planting Now!

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Spring Equinox Celebration
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Equinox Celebration

Our Theme this year is Love and the Seeds of New Beginnings

CELEBRATION at the Labyrinth in the Riley Park Community Garden.

POT LUCK. Yummy Food and Tasty teas and treats.

DRESS WARM WITH A SPLASH OF COLOR

Bring shakers/ Drums/songs and Stories of Spring

All ages, All cultures * Family Event * Children and Elders honored guests and participants. invite your friends

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