Learning the Basics of Herbal Medicine

Learning the Basics of Herbal Medicine

Learning the Basics of Herbal Medicine 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 […]
Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter

Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter

Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter About this Workshop The best gardeners know that gardening doesn’t begin in the spring, it begins in the fall! Learn techniques for over-winter soil-building, soil protection in rainy rainy Vancouver, and pest and disease prevention for the following year. Set yourself up for success while your garden […]
Bird Survey – Vancouver Natural History Society

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 […]
Cheese 101: Let’s Make Mozzarella and Burrata

Cheese 101: Let’s Make Mozzarella and Burrata

Cheese 101: Let’s Make Mozzarella and Burrata About this Workshop Eat cheese while making cheese. This is a hands-on class. We will make Mozzarella and Burrata under an hour while learning the basic science of cheesemaking. We will taste a variety of local and global cheeses while learning how to differentiate the groups of cheeses […]
Woodland Herb Walk

Woodland Herb Walk

Woodland Herb Walk About this Workshop Beneath the canopy of the tall Pacific Northwest conifers, we will meander through a forested area, learning about the many uses of these spectacular trees as well as the beautiful, little plants beneath them that call this type of forest home. From medicine to building to domestic and food […]
Garden Herb Walk

Garden Herb Walk

Garden Herb Walk About this Workshop Stroll through the fabulous gardens of UBC Farm, learning how to differentiate plants using identifying features and applying both common and Latin names. Learn about their many uses for humans, animals and the environment in which they grow and how the different flavours of a plant help to indicate […]
Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Let Food Be Thy Medicine About this Workshop This workshop explores how to bring the healing effect of herbs into your daily cuisine. Certain herbs are used in the kitchen on a regular basis and although these herbs are used for flavour, they also have a medicinal component. Others are mostly overlooked as a food […]
Strategic Plant Choices for Sustainable Agriculture

Strategic Plant Choices for Sustainable Agriculture

Strategic Plant Choices for Sustainable Agriculture About this Workshop From xeriscaping to food supply, from butterfly attractants to deer repellents, various plants provide various functions and we can pick and choose amongst them to find the ones that best suit our needs, location and climate. This workshop will focus on how to choose from a […]
Photo Credits Cooking Culture

Community Workshop Feature: Kimiko Suzuki, Cooking Instructor & Food Writer

Community Workshop Feature: Kimiko Suzuki, Cooking Instructor & Food Writer What is your name and what do you do? My name is Kimiko Suzuki and I am a cooking instructor at Cook Culture and Well Fed Studio and a food writer for Vancouver’s local Japanese language newspaper – Shinpo. Where are you from originally? I […]