Kombucha Making- April 4th, 2019

Kombucha Making- April 4th, 2019

Kombucha Making

About this Workshop

Always wanted to learn how to make the drink everyone is talking about? Come learn the mystical, magic ways of kombucha at this hands-on, informative workshop. Kombucha, a fermented tea, is all the rage for its ability to “detoxify the body and energize the mind.” It’s pretty refreshing and tasty too.

This beginner level workshop will include the following:

  • An intro to kombucha and why many claim it’s so good for you
  • Secondary fermentation techniques
  • Adding flavours and creating kombucha drinks
  • Troubleshooting kombucha
  • Participants will follow along with a brewing demonstration in order to learn hands on how to make kombucha
  • Kombucha tasting session of different flavour combinations
All participants will leave with their own scoby and a booklet containing all your kombucha related needs (including the basic kombucha recipe as well as secondary fermentation recipes and troubleshooting tips)

About the Instructor

Andrea Potter, founder of Rooted Nutrition, is a Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She supports health-motivated cooks to make empowered choices that start with vibrant, delicious, practical recipes and culinary techniques. She teaches holistic food classes for the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, has taught at the Northwest Culinary Academy and in the community for various local businesses and non-profit organizations for food security.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 4 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm (2 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$40 ($34 student pricing) + GST

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Making Shio Koji and Shoyu Koji

Making Shio Koji and Shoyu Koji

About this Workshop

Looking to add more Umami to your cooking? Join local Japanese food expert Kimiko Suzuki in preparing the authentic Japanese seasoning “Shio Koji” and “Shoyu Koji” in this hands-on class. Shio Koji is an ingredient in Japanese cooking with a history of at least a few centuries that has been experiencing a resurgence in recent years for its versatility and amazing flavour. In Japanese, Shio means salt. Koji (also known as Koji-kin) is a fungus or mold used to ferment foods or make alcoholic beverages, and is an ingredient in miso, soy sauce, sake, mirin, rice vinegar, and much more. Shio Koji is packed with Umami and brings out the wonderful flavours of other ingredients. It can be used to marinate meat, season vegetables, or as a salt substitute in any dish. In this workshop, guests will learn how to use Shio and Shoyu Koji for cooking, have the chance to take them, and will make their own Shio Koji and Shoyu Koji (soy sauce Koji).

About the Instructor

Kimiko Suzuki loves sharing her passion for locally sourced, simple and delicious dishes. Born and raised in Wakayama, Japan, she enjoyed the freshness, sweetness and richness of vegetables picked from her grandfather’s garden plot and learned true home-style Japanese cooking techniques in her mother’s kitchen. Kimiko also teaches at Cook Culture and Well Fed Studio in North Vancouver and her story has been featured in Edible Vancouver. She is also a food writer for Vancouver’s local Japanese language newspaper – Shinpo.

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm (2 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$60 ($53 student pricing) + GST

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Basics of Herbal Medicine- March 30th, 2019

Winter Foraging

About this Workshop

How would you survive in winter without a grocery store? Chef Robin Kort will teach you how to find winter treasures; food like seaweeds, winter mushrooms, edible trees, roots that you can find under the snow, in our forests, meadows and by the sea. This workshop will cover everything you need to know to safely gather, prepare and cook the unique flavours found only in nature. This is an identification walk only (no picking) and it includes a sampling of wild edibles and open discussion with wild-craft expert Robin Kort.

This Beginner Level Workshop will Cover the Following Topics:

  • Safely identify and gather wild winter edibles
  • Participants will get practical identification experience and follow a guided forest walk with Robin during the workshop.
  • Preparing and cooking wild winter edibles

About the Instructor

Chef Robin Kort is a professional wildcraft guide and owner of Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures. She’s worked alongside some of the cities best chefs from Hawksworth to Chef Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co. She is a member of the Vancouver mycological society and has been running wild mushroom foraging trips and cooking classes for 6 years. Chef Robin has been interviewed for her food and wine expertise on the Food Network with Bob Blummer, CBC with Steven Quinn, Montecristo Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveller and the Globe and Mail.

Date and Time

Saturday, March 30 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm (2 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$40 ($34 student pricing) + GST

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March 21: Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food with Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn

March 21: Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food with Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn

Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain. Drawing on Bob’s 30-year journey in regenerative organic agriculture and renewable energy, they will discuss how transformation of regional food systems can drive big changes over time: creating good green jobs that rebuild rural communities, while providing healthier food and better environmental stewardship. Along the way, they’ll shed some light on the recent epidemic of gluten sensitivity, and offer some suggestions for how to restore a healthy relationship with wheat.

When, Where, and How Much?

  • March 21st from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
  • FNH Building Room 40
  • Free for all and light refreshments and ancient grain snacks will be provided.
  • Books will be available for purchase courtesy of the UBC Bookstore

About the Presenters:

Bob Quinn is an organic farmer near Big Sandy, Montana, and a leading green businessman. He served on the first National Organic Standards Board, and has been recognized with the Montana Organic Association Lifetime of Service Award, The Organic Trade Association Organic Leadership Award, and Rodale Institute’s Organic Pioneer Award. His enterprises include the ancient grain business Kamut International and Montana’s first wind farm.

Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, where she teaches courses on food and agriculture, sustainability transition, and environmental communication. She holds a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley and a BA in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard University, and she formerly served as Legislative Correspondent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Office of US Senator Jon Tester.

Introduction to Aquaponics- March 21st, 2019

Introduction to Aquaponics

About this Workshop

This workshop is an introduction to the synergistic and sustainable method of growing food known as Aquaponics: a combination of recirculating aquaculture (growing fish on land) and hydroponics (growing plants in nutrient rich water). Aquaponics drastically reduces water consumption, waste and environmental impact associated with traditional food production systems. It is currently being done in schools, homes, warehouses and on commercial farms.

About the Instructor

David Sayson graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering). His company JustAquaponics helps people learn, build, and grow food with aquaponics. He also maintains the informative website CanadianAquaponics.com.

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 21 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm (1.5 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$29 ($25 student pricing) + GST

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Basics of Herbal Medicine Part 2- March 20th, 2019

Basics of Herbal Medicine Part 2

About this Workshop

Join us for an experiential and informative talk on incorporating herbal medicine into your lifestyle through learning the energetic of plant medicine. This is a continuation of the learning the basics of herbal medicine talk – and we will be covering different herbs through accessing our senses and taste. This talk offers gems for new and seasoned herbalists alike! We will discuss some back-to-nature home remedies and effective herbal medicines will be an opportunity to ‘sample the flavours’ of some gentle herbs during this talk (so bring a spoon and a drinking mug!). Copies of The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies will be available for purchase for $ 25.

About the Instructor

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) is a medical herbalist and nature knower with over 20 years of clinical and herbal medicine making experience in private practice in Vancouver, BC. She enjoys providing usable tools for optimal health through inspiration and education. She is the author of the “Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies” (August 2016) and current president of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia. She is a clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College and adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College and offers seminars to the general public. Visit www.katolenyardley.com for more information.

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 20th | 7:00 – 9:00 pm (2 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$29 ($25 student pricing) + GST

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Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society

Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society

We welcome people with all levels of birding knowledge to join in the Nature Vancouver monthly bird survey around the UBC Farm. All that is required is an interest in birds! Bring binoculars if you have them.

The monthly survey takes from two to four hours, depending on weather conditions and how many birds we see.  The route walked circles the perimeter of the fields and through the forest trail.  For further information see the Nature Vancouver website www.naturevancouver.ca under Ongoing Nature Walks.

The number of bird species observed over the past ten years of surveys is close to one hundred species.  To view a list of bird species by month go to the eBird Canada website, under BC Hotspots, Vancouver UBC-South Campus Farm.

Survey Dates:

Surveys are scheduled the third Sunday of the month.  Surveys start at 9:00am in late fall and winter, and start at 8:00 am in spring, summer and early fall.  Arrive on time as the gate will be opened only at the start of the survey.  Late arrivers will unfortunately find the gate locked.

Meet at the gate at 9:00 am for October 21, November 18, and December 16 in 2018.  For 2019, the 9:00 am start dates will be on January 20 and February 17.

For 2019 spring and summer, meet at the gate at 8:00 am for March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, and September 15.

Basics of Herbal Medicine Part 1- March 13th, 2019

Basics of Herbal Medicine Part 1

About this Workshop

Join us for an experiential and informative talk on incorporating herbal medicine into your lifestyle. This talk offers gems for new and seasoned herbalists alike! We will discuss some back-to-nature home remedies and effective herbal medicines (including kitchen vegetables, spices, well known herbal medicines and wild plants) for common family health issues and ways of using herbal medicines in your home for common first aid, topical application and medicinal use. There will be an opportunity to ‘sample the flavours’ of some gentle herbs during this talk (so bring a spoon and drinking mug!). Copies of The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies will be available for purchase.

About the Instructor

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) is a medical herbalist and nature knower with over 20 years of clinical and herbal medicine making experience in private practice in Vancouver, BC. She enjoys providing usable tools for optimal health through inspiration and education. She is the author of the “Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies” (August 2016) and current president of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia. She is a clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College and adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College and offers seminars to the general public. Visit www.katolenyardley.com for more information.

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 13 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm (2 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$29 ($25 student pricing) + GST

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Thanks from Georgia Straight Reporter Carlito Pablo

Thanks from Georgia Straight Reporter Carlito Pablo

The UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems was featured in an article on Georgia Straight, written by Carlito Pablo.

The article mentioned how the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems helps farmers adapt to climate change and research ways to overcome the challenges brought on by climate change.

“The 24-hectare UBC farm at the university’s Point Grey campus is a living laboratory for researchers to experiment on new methods for climate-smart agriculture.”

UBC Farm understands the concerns farmers have and are working to teach them how to farm with climate changes.

Check out the article.

Making and Mending Clothing

Making and Mending Clothing

About this Workshop

Textile and garment production is a huge source of chemical pollution and greenhouse gases, not to mention social injustice, but there’s so much we can do to resist these impacts and make a statement about climate justice! We’ll talk about how to decode garment labels and develop an eye for workmanship to buy high-quality garments that last; how to know when it’s worth it to alter; and how to hem and darn those socks and jeans to last. Bring one of your own garments for mending or consultation.

About the Instructor

Rebecca Graham is the artistic director of EartHand Gleaners Society. With a background in agriculture and environmental ethics and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, her workshops reconnect people of all ages and abilities to the land in ways that aim to honour cultures, ancestors, First Nations, and the land itself.

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm (2.5 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$40 (34 student pricing) + GST

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