Saturday November 29th 1:00-4:30pm
Join Katie White CH for a fun and informative class
Learn how to create handmade quality herbal body products that you can pronounce the name all of the ingredients!
Just in time for the holidays!
You will go home with eight herbal bath and beauty gift products
Fizzy Bath Salts
Materials & Tuition: $60 per person
Partial proceeds to LUSH Valley Food Action Society
Space is limited please register via Katie at 250-897-0069
Food Connections is an annual conference intended to support food security efforts on Vancouver Island. This year’s theme is Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities and it is going online to support participation from those living in remote communities on the Island and across the province. Coordinated in partnership with PlanH , and the Island Health Food Security Hub Network, several host sites will be located in communities across Vancouver Island, including Comox Valley.
Taking place on Wednesday, November 19th, from 9:30am to 4:00pm, the Comox Valley screening will be hosted by LUSH Valley Food Action Society (LUSH), is a charitable, non-profit grassroots organization focusing on food security. To be hosted at LUSH’s office (1126 Piercy Ave), this event will feature three webinar sessions; each session will be followed by offline group discussions at the host site.
“We are excited to host an opportunity to build bridges with community members and share our experiences from the annual Food Connection Conference taking place in early November. Supporting rural communities is so important; we wish to hear your stories and ideas of how to strengthen food security in all the nooks and crannies of our Islands.”says Chantal Solomon Project Coordinator at LUSH Valley Food Action Society.
To participate in this event, please register online at http://planh.ca/events/virtual-food-connections. This is a free event. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, register today!
For more information on this event or to register, please contact Jessica Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org or at 250-897-2890). For more information on Food Connections, please contact Analisa Blake at email@example.com.
9:30am: Arrive and Introductions
10:00am-11:30: Webinar 1 - Local Government Programs and Policies for Food Security in Rural and Remote Communities
12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch Break
12:30pm-1:30pm: Webinar 2 - Tricks and Tools for Collaboration and Collective action in Rural and Remote Communities
2:00pm-3:30pm: Webinar 3 - Grass Roots success stories for improving food security in rural and remote communities
One of our staff and a board member and the opportunity to travel to Ucluelet last week to participate in a Food Security Hub leader training sessions. The first day was focused on building capacity as community leaders and exploring the different ways round tables can be facilitated. This was very help as the Comox Valley Food Round Table is undergoing some changes in the near future. The second day was spent exploring the last four hundred years of colonization effect on the traditional food system here on Vancouver Island. We were so blessed to sample a variety of fresh foods and learn several beautiful songs and dances from the Nuu-chah-nulth.
On Nov 13 Between 1-3 feel free to join Lorraine in the meeting room to learn how to make a rug using old sheets. To register please contact the LUSH office and don't forget to bring an old bed sheet to the class for your rug.
Join Immigrant Welcome and LUSH Valley for international cooking workshops to prepare food for the Community Feast.
Wednesday October 15th
10am - Vietnamese Salad Rolls, Thai Noodle Salad, and Sticky Rice with Khammy
1pm - Sugar Free Local Goodness (Fruit Crisp) with Chantal
Thursday October 16th
10am - Vegetarian Oriental Dumplings with Pauline
1pm - Squash Curry and Poached Salmon with Cynthia and Myles
If you can help with set up starting at 3pm for the Community Feast on October 16th please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-218-5399. See below for volunteer opportunities.
Transporting food and equipment from LUSH Valley to Lake Trail
Reheating food and stocking buffet table.
Setting up gym and decorating
Helping entertainers with PA system
Making signs and putting them up
Organizations are welcome to have info booths.
We are asking people to bring their own dishes and cutlery.
During our second summer camp session participants were able to experience the bounty of a successful harvest season. We visited several farms and community gardens to observe and participate in gathering ingredients and the evaluation of food production. Daily preparation and harvest of healthy in season snacks and lunches each day and prepared for the creation of a full meal for all of their families on Friday. We also prepared home sprouting kits for each family with the motivation of providing nutritional boot to any meal. A visit from a local yogurt company was a great education opportunity for the participants to learn about the process of making yogurt while anticipating our yummy creations. Thank you to Amara Farm, Sea View Game, CV Farmers Market, Tree Island Yougurt for supporting the Young Cooks! And a special thank you to United Way for funding our summer camp program!
Our after school program will start once schools get back into to session, start date TBA. In the mean time check out our community kitchens and gardens workshops as they are open to youth and families.