Food & Garden Programs
The Hastings Community Learning Garden, right next to the community centre, is where we grow food for some of our programs and educate neighbours from preschoolers to seniors on topics of nutrition, gardening, and sustainability.
Our Mission: To increase the capacity & connection of the Hastings-Sunrise community through empowering food & garden programming.
Our Vision: The Hastings-Sunrise community will be an active player in helping Vancouver become a global leader in urban foods systems through strengthening our food & garden skills to create a community connected through growing & sharing our own food.
Spring 2022 Programs:
Community Garden Work Party
Come meet other people in your community by working on an outdoor project in our Community Garden.
Enjoy the sunshine and bring your enthusiasm to this small outdoor gardening gathering.
Sat Jun 11 12:00-2:00 PM
Growing Kids (18 months to 6 years)
Get your kids excited about the world of growing things! Join us in the garden to learn about plants, soil, seeds and insects through fun and engaging activities. We’ll cover a different topic each week. Caregivers must be present throughout the class. Sessions will take place in the James Cork Room or the HCC Learning Garden. No class Apr 18.
M Apr 04-May 16 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
M May 30-Jun 27 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Gardening Corner (19+ yrs)
Are you interested in gardening and natural food preparation, but not sure where to start? Join us in the garden to learn about nutrition, plants, soil, seeds and insects through fun and engaging activities. We’ll cover a different topic each week. Increase your knowledge and become comfortable working in your own kitchen and garden. Sessions will take place in the HCC Learning Garden.
Wed Apr 06-May 18 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Wed Jun 01-Jun 29 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
House & Garden DIY Workshop Series (19+ yrs)
Join Lisa and Peggy for this series of engaging DIY topics on natural foods & household products. There will be take-home handouts and samples each week. Classes will take place Monday afternoons from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM in the HCC Kitchen or Learning Garden.
Beeswax Wraps – May 30
397009 $5/1 sess – Kitchen
Fermented Foods – Jun 13
397010 $5/1 sess – Kitchen
Summer Garden Food Crops – Jun 27
397013 $5/1 sess – Garden
This program focuses on eating well and staying active for overall great health and provides an opportunity to meet new friends. This program includes many freezer friendly recipes and a number of very versatile recipes which encourage participants to use a variety of ingredients. Students must be able to attend all 6 weeks. This class is designed for Seniors, however, this class is inclusive of adults of any age and with any level of confidence in the kitchen. No class on Apr 17.
Su Apr 10-May 22 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Garden Workshop: Sack Gardening
Grow a garden in a burlap sack! Vertical gardening is the answer to all urban small-space gardening woes. You may have seen people growing potatoes in burlap sacks but this technique allows you to grow a whole garden in a sack pretty much anywhere where there is sun. Vertical gardens may not solve world hunger but growing edible plants from seed to food is a small step toward understanding our role in food justice and food sovereignty. It’s a connection to the nature that surrounds us and is within us that we are never separate from but may sometimes seem far away when living in a city or inside our heads. Urban gardening is a small movement with big ripple effects in which absolutely everybody in any space is able to participate. This workshop will be demonstration-only but we will have some sacks and plant seedlings to give away if you would like to try this at home. Meet in the Hastings Garden.
Sa May 28 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
399937 $5/1 sess
Decolonizing Our Food
Embracing her gift to walk multiple worlds, Melissa West Morrison will be facilitating an evening for community members to gather as we explore, reflect and weave our ancestral connections to food. It will be an evening of cross-pollinating our lived experiences and seeing the intersections of how we can begin and deepen in our journeys of decolonizing our foodways. We will be exploring topics such as wholistic wellness, our personal relationships to food and what it means to have access to ancestral foods and how food has and continues to be a cross-cultural bridge and space of intersections of solidarity between BIPOC Communities.
Tu Jun 14 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
413665 Free/1 sess
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