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.

Stay for snacks and join the Microhizal Innoculation Workshop starting by 1pm.

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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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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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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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 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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Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

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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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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Community Gardens Networking and Meetup
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Community Gardens Networking and Meetup

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  • Google Calendar ICS

We are inviting Community Garden organizers and members to get together, share our experiences and learn from each other. On behalf of our Riley Park Community Garden and the Vancouver Parks Board (VPB), we want to meet up with other community garden members to share our successes on how to engage community, what is working for you, what are your challenges and how can we work together.

The VPB Community Garden Liaison, Megan Herod will update us on the reporting form Community Gardens need to complete.

A UBC Grad Student will present on her research project that attempts to generate evidence on the range of benefits that community gardens provide for gardeners, their community and the City of Vancouver.
Email Joanne joanne_mackinnon@lmnhs.bc.ca to let me know of other agenda items or areas of conversation.
We look forward to meeting up with other community gardens in Vancouver.

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1st Garden Work Party Early Spring Planting with Chris of One Love Farm
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

1st Garden Work Party Early Spring Planting with Chris of One Love Farm

We will be starting to prepare the orchard area and Chris Billion of One Love Farm, will be teaching an Early Spring Planting workshop at 1pm. We will be planting the bed designated for the residents of the Modular Housing unit at 37th/ Main.  This will be the first of three seed planting workshops this year with Chris to demonstrate 4 season veggie growing. 
Learn more about growing food. Help us to make our community more food secure.

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Join Our Neighbourhood Conversation
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Join Our Neighbourhood Conversation

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  • Google Calendar ICS

An invitation to our House for all who live, work, eat and play in Little Mountain Riley Park
Share your ideas:
What matters to you in your community?
How can your neighbourhood create a better sense of community?

When:   Monday - Mar. 11
Time:    7:00 - 8:30 PM
Where:  LMNH, 3981 Main Street (at 24th)
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Please bring a friend, neighbour or co-worker. A conversation following up on our On The Table event.
Building a better community through connections.
Light refreshments will be served.


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General Garden Meeting
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

General Garden Meeting

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us as we kick off season 3 in the Riley Park Community Garden. Meet at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Share your ideas on how we can better connect with and engage those in our community who are food insecure or vulnerable. This year we received a New Horizons for Seniors grant and will be doing more outreach in Little Mountain Riley Park to seniors to connect them with the programs and services in the community.

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Farmers Market Donation Station
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Farmers Market Donation Station

Once a month, we ask local farmers, vendors and shoppers for donations to support our food programs at the Neighbourhood House and the community for those who are food insecure, newcomers, immigrants and refugees. Done in collaboration with Vancouver Farmers Markets, this partnership helps feed our community.

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End of Season Wrap-Up Celebration
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

End of Season Wrap-Up Celebration

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our 2nd Annual Garden Wrap-Up Celebration. Marta, Marianna, and Silva will be preparing the meal, we will hear from Lori with the Native Plant Species Map and Mas with the Garden Map. We will share our stories and pictures of our 2nd season in the garden. Everyone is welcome! Funding provided by the City of Vancouver Arts and Culture grant.

Please RSVP as our seating is limited!

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Autumn Rising with Naomi Steinberg
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Rising with Naomi Steinberg

In the season of reflection, with/within the natural world, we will share our stories of gratitude, celebration, connectedness and community. We warmly welcome you to the garden.

Please bring lights, candles, musical instruments and food for sharing. Hot drinks will be provided. In case of rain we’ve got you covered.

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Farmers Market Donation Station
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Farmers Market Donation Station

Once a month, we ask local farmers, vendors and shoppers for donations to support our food programs at the Neighbourhood House and the community for those who are food insecure, newcomers, immigrants and refugees. Done in collaboration with Vancouver Farmers Markets, this partnership helps feed our community.

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Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

Apple Festival

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The leaves are red and so are the apples (well, some of them)!

Join us on October 20 for Riley Park Community Garden’s annual Apple Festival. The garden will be home to an apple potluck (bring a dish!) cider pressing and tasting with Norm. Bring the kids and take a big bite out of Autumn!

We’ll also be using this event to welcome our new neighbours at Little Mountain’s temporary modular housing development to the neighbourhood. We encourage everyone to pop by the garden and give them a warm Little Mountain Riley Park hello!

When: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Where: 50 E. 30th Ave. | Riley Park Community Garden

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Donation Station

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On Saturday, October 20, stop by our booth at the Riley Park Farmer's Market and leave a donation. All proceeds will go to participants in Little Mountain Neighbourhood House programming.

A partnership between the Riley Park Community Garden and Vancouver Farmers Markets, these contributions help feed our community.

When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Where: E 30th Ave. at Ontario Street | Riley Park Community Garden

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Work Party

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Get elbows-deep in the garden and help keep it blossoming. Chances are you'll probably learn something new, too. Don't forget to bring the kids!

When: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: E 30th Ave. at Ontario Street | Riley Park Community Garden 

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Sep
22
12:30 PM12:30

Three Sisters Potluck with Wild Salmon Caravan

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On September 22, come learn about the Indigenous way of three sisters gardening over our three sisters potluck. Bring along a dish from your culture and learn how this close-knit trio of corn, legumes and squash, works together to ensure their collective prosperity.

Everyone welcome!

When: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Where: 50 E. 30th Ave. | Riley Park Community Garden

 

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