Dear Community Garden Friends,

If interested, please help to spread the word to anyone you think might benefit from this event, one of many going on citywide with the 2013 Sustenance Festival.
Randy Helten, for West End Neighbourhood Food Network

The Art of Food Drying, Storing, Saving, and Scrapping
Tuesday, October 15 (7-9pm)
West End Community Centre (Bidwell Room), 870 Denman Street
By West End Neighbourhood Food Network (WENFN)
Featuring: Red Seal Chef and nutritionist Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition and Erin Nichols from FarmFolk CityFolk. Moderator is Dalyce Epp of WENFN.
Register (or just show up):
Download poster in PDF: Sustenance, Art of Food, WENFN 15-Oct-2013 event poster

This event is part of the 2013 Sustenance Festival (October 8-22) — see Vancouver Sun article by Randy Shore - Nourish your soul and lighten your footprint at Sustenance Fest.

Reducing food waste has been identified as number two among the ‘Top 5′ biggest potential Ecological Footprint-reducing contributions being used by Vancouver’s Greenest City Lighter Footprint “Feet to the Fire” Committee as a baseline.

Join Red Seal Chef and nutritionist Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition for this ‘how to’ class of drying foods for healthy snacks and food preservation. Learn how to dry foods using a conventional home oven and basic kitchen equipment. In this demonstration and tasting class, learn how to make apple and pear chips, sugar-free fruit leather and veggie chips.

Did you know that 51% of food wasted in Canada happens at home? Reducing food waste is the hottest topic in global sustainability. Who is wasting this food? What can be done about it? Erin Nichols from FarmFolk CityFolk takes on food waste and lets you in on the 3 steps to reducing your foodprint.

The West End has a population of about 45,000 people, the majority in multi-unit buildings, not yet covered by the City’s food scraps collection program. Since 2011, Food Scraps Drop Spots run by volunteers have served as weekly collection points for locals who wish to do the right thing. Learn about this program, and how it fits into the bigger picture of the regionwide ban on food scraps from the waste stream by 2015. WENFN does this activity in partnership with  Recycling Alternative, Gordon Neighbourhood House, West End Community Centre, Vancouver Farmers Markets, and Village Vancouver. See here for details on the Drop Spots.

For the 2013 Sustenance Festival (October 8-22) see the complete list of community events

We acknowledge the West End Community Centre for kindly providing space, and the Vancouver Park Board for support and cooperation.