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.
Here’s what we’ll be offering in winter 2022:
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 Feb 21.
M Jan 10-Jan 31 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
380724 Free/4 sess
M Feb 07-Mar 07 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
380725 Free/4 sess
Gardening Corner for Older Adults (19+)
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 Jan 12-Feb 02 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
380722 Free/4 sess
Wed Feb 09-Mar 09 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
380723 Free/5 sess
NEW Household 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.
Sprouting and Microgreens – Jan 10
388470 $5/1 sess
Nut Milks – Jan 24
388473 $5/1 sess
Beeswax Wraps – Feb 07
388474 $5/1 sess
Calendula Salve – Feb 28
388475 $5/1 sess
Canning Jam – Mar 07
388476 $5/1 sess
Yogurt and Kombucha – Mar 28
388477 $5/1 sess
NEW Cooking Connections
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. No class on Feb 20.
Su Jan 23-Mar 06 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
389501 Free/6 sess
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to our Food & Garden program mailing list, or if you are interested in volunteering in our beautiful garden!