Education

Workshops

Hands-on learning opportunities

cabbage under snow

Growing for winter- Tips and Tricks for planning and planting your winter garden

Sunday, July 24th, 2022
2 – 3:30 pm
Sechelt Streetside Garden (corner of Ocean and Dolphin)
Sechelt, BC

Together we will explore :

–  Choosing vegetables and varieties for our climate on the Sunshine Coast
–  Difference between and planning for winter crops for harvesting and overwintering crops
–  Timing of seeding and transplanting for winter gardening
–  Where in the garden to grow your winter veggies
–  Tips and tricks for having a successful winter garden

* This workshop will be onsite, inclusive, participatory and will include practical activities and knowledge that you will be able to apply at home or work. Please bring a notebook & writing utensil if desired, water bottle, reusable mug, and camp chair if you’d like to sit.  Please dress for the weather. Rain or shine.

Instructor: Katy Latham
An enthusiastic food grower on the Sunshine Coast with a degree in Sustainable Food Production, several years of work in that field, and a Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture at UBC Farm. She founded Three Sisters Certified Organic Farm in Gibsons, BC.

fizzy drink and bottle

Ginger Beer and Wild Herbal Soda

Sunday, August 14th, 2022

1- 2:30 PM
One Tiny Farm
Roberts Creek BC

Join Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition to learn how to make homemade sodas, the oldest-fashioned way- through the magic and science of fermentation!

Learn to make classic ginger beer as well as many herbal variations using both local and exotic herbs and spices. Participants receive detailed recipe handouts, tasters of some home- brewed sodas and a ginger-bug (ginger-beer starter culture) to brew your own. You will also have an opportunity to purchase Andrea’s book at a discounted price  ($20 cash or e-transfer)  DIY Kombucha- Sparkling Homebrews Made Easy.

Instructor: Andrea Potter is a Chef, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Mom of 2 young kids. After over a decade of teaching healthy cooking classes in and around Vancouver through her business Rooted Nutrition, she has transplanted to the Sunshine Coast and is loving it.

cabbage, salt and jars of kraut

Sauerkraut 101

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

1- 2:30 PM
One Tiny Farm
Roberts Creek BC

Join Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition In this fun and hands-on class, where we will make a batch of sauerkraut (pickled, fermented cabbage). The class is an intro to fermentation, a food preservation project that can incorporate many garden goodies, and not only cabbage! Think spicy dill ‘kraut, purple kraut with apples and carrots, seaweed and kale ‘kraut and so much more. Participants get tasters, a detailed recipe handout and a jar of community ‘kraut to ferment at home.

You will also have an opportunity to purchase Andrea’s book at a discounted price  ($20 cash or e-transfer)  DIY Kombucha- Sparkling Homebrews Made Easy.

Instructor: Andrea Potter is a Chef, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Mom of 2 young kids. After over a decade of teaching healthy cooking classes in and around Vancouver through her business Rooted Nutrition, she has transplanted to the Sunshine Coast and is loving it.

Speaker Series

The One Straw Presentation Series is your go to zoom room for expert presentations and discussions about our local food system.

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