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GardenSmart Workshops

Food As Medicine

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Sunday, August 6. 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Loutet Farm, 1400 Rufus Avenue, North Vancouver

Join Naturopathic Doctor Aaron Wong on a walk through Loutet Farm to discover the medicinal value of local produce. During this educational series, you will learn: How to get the most health benefits from your summer harvest How to use food to energize, boost immune function, enhance mental clarity, and balance hormone levels Learn the nutritional constituents in foods and what they are good for.

Seed Saving

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Sunday, September 17. 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

For something so small, the implications are so huge! Seeds are at the heart of gardening, yet we often don't think about the art and science of saving seeds. In this workshop we will collectively explore the importance of seed saving, and how we can each start saving our own seed. The workshop will have a strong practical focus, actively engaging everyone in discussion. Whether you have been gardening for many years, or hope that this season will be your first, all are welcome! You will learn:

Planning Your Perennial Food Garden

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Sunday, September 24. 10:30 am to 12 pm

It's Autumn! Time to plan your garden for next year. Learn techniques to help you plan and stock next year's food garden with perennial plants that will provide food year after year. Learn how you can develop perennial gardening strategies that will help your plants weather changing conditions such as drought and heavy rainfall.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

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Saturday, October 14. 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Meet at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Instructor: Chris Henley

Are you fascinated by fungi? Join Chris Henley of Classroom Expeditions and learn how fungi help soil health and crop yields. Discover how you can turn a combination of wood, mulch, or sawdust and mushroom spawn into a healthy crop of homegrown mushrooms.

Special Mushroom Walk in Lynn Canyon Park

Elfin Saddles and Witches' Butter

Saturday, October 28, 2017. 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Cost: $8.50 per person. For ages 13 and up.

Phone to register at 604-990-3755

Presenter: Jaclyn Dee

Some mushrooms send out spores, while others ooze ink. Still others are strange hues of purple or red. Are you curious about the wild and wonderful mushrooms that grow in Lynn Canyon Park? Join us for a walk through the rainforest to learn more about local mushrooms.

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Volunteer Opportunities

School Program Volunteer

Ages 15 and up

Do you love learning outdoors? Join us to help students from preschool to grade twelve as they explore streams and forests and embark on field studies. Programs run on Monday to Friday mornings. Contact us to set up an interview.

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