Food Action Dinner & AGM @ EATology
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a special dinner seating at EATology! We’ll be celebrating our impact this year with some delicious food. Brief AGM to follow.  
Tickets are $30.00 and include dinner, applicable taxes, and a Food Action membership for 2019. Drinks and gratuities extra.
TACO TUESDAY – EATology is creating a build your own Taco Bar! Options may include (but are not limited to):
Pulled chicken
Mexican ground beef
Chili, lime marinated tofu
Cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Black beans
Sour cream
Shredded lettuce
Pickled red onions
Pickled jalapenos
Flour and corn tortillas
Please indicate whether you’ll be going Veg or non-Veg when buying your ticket, so our hosts will know how much chicken, beef, & tofu to prep.
Tickets Available:

**MEMBERS please note**: If you are a current Food Action member and ONLY want to take part in the AGM portion of the event, join us in EATology at 7:30 pm sharp for the AGM, without purchasing a meal. You must be a current member in good standing for at least 30 days prior to the AGM (Jan 26 2019) to vote. 
Spring Expo 2019 @ Kal Tire Place
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Food Action will be at the 2019 Spring Expo hosted by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce! Visit us at the SunFM table to learn more about what we do, and order your edible hanging baskets from our Spring into Spring fundraiser! Don’t forget to pick up our Spring Gardening Workshop Schedule and Save the Dates.

Spring Expo is the place to be March 8 and 9 at Kal Tire Place. Check out more than 60 vendors – businesses, non-profits and government. Bring the kids Friday night for the bouncy castle and Vernon Public Art Gallery activities, while on Saturday, there will be the bouncy castle, a climbing wall, the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, princesses and the Bug Guys. Climb aboard an Ebus. Food concessions will also be on site.

Shuswap Seed Swap & Natural Living Fair @ Splatsin Community Center
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Food Action will be at the 2019 Shuswap Seed Swap! Join us for a presentation on Square Foot Gardening at 12:00 pm, and find our table for information on how to test seeds for germination as well as information about Food Action!

Description of the Event from https://shuswapseedsavers.ca/:



All proceeds assist our communities’ efforts to be more sustainable, to educate, to promote seed saving and healthy living

shuswapseedysaturday www.shuswapseedsavers.ca shuswapseedsavers@hotmail.com

Admission $2

Food Action at Vernon Seedy Saturday @ Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Food Action is thrilled to be a part of SENS’ Vernon Seedy Saturday again this year! Be sure to come by our table for the schedule of our upcoming gardening workshops this spring – and any other “buzz” we may have in store for you! 🐝🌱🍓

From the event organizers:
Join us to celebrate seeds, gardening, bees, local food and community.

-Locally grown heirloom seeds, starts, plants and garden products
-Locally produced food, honey and more.
-Free community seed exchange
-Educational displays
-Children’s activities
-Inspiring speakers

Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)

Food Action at Lumby Seed Swap @ Whitevalley Community Centre
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



Food Action will be at the 2nd Annual Lumby Seed Swap! We’ll be presenting on Square Foot Gardening during the event, and swing by our table to learn how to test seeds for germination rates. Plus seed giveaways!

From the event organizers:
Bring your own seeds for swapping at the Community Seed Table or buy from local seed vendors. Natural products & artisans will also be on hand for the day. Workshops/speakers to be announced.

Starting from Scratch: Garden Planning Workshop @ Vernon ORL
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SOLD OUT!  Registrations received after March 15 will be placed on a waitlist – we hope to schedule this Planning workshop again soon!

In this first of three Starting from Scratch workshops, join us for a planning & strategy session for your garden!

In this hands-on workshop, you will create a vision for your 2019 garden, develop a garden plan, and get some great resources to help make it a reality.

Please bring a notebook or paper, pen & pencil, and a rough map or site plan of your garden with approximate dimensions. It’s helpful to know which way is North, too. 🙂  A calculator and monthly calendar could be handy to bring.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here:  Registration Form – Garden Planning

Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch WorkshopsSeed Starting and Caring for Seedlings.



Starting from Scratch: Seed Starting Basics @ Vernon ORL
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this second Starting from Scratch workshop, join us for a hands-on workshop on starting seeds!

You’ll learn how to test seeds for germination rates, figure out when to start different crops, learn how to make pots from biodegradable materials, and learn how to set your seedlings up for success from the start!

This workshop follows our Garden Planning workshop – a garden plan is very helpful, bring it along if you have one.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Seed Starting Basics

Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch WorkshopsGarden Planning and Caring for Seedlings.



Starting from Scratch: DIY Garden Stuff @ Food Action offices
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DIY Folks, we couldn’t help but notice a lot of interest in our posts about raised beds & other building projects!

If you are creating new raised beds or other garden infrastructure this year, we’ll be holding a very informal Q&A session on building a new garden. You ask, we’ll try our best to answer. We’ve got ideas, plans, and images to share as we talk about your project. We can also help with season extension, building from recycled materials, how to make things last longer, and more.

Please PM or email us to register as we only have capacity for 8-10 people at a time. Thanks!!




Starting from Scratch: Caring for Seedlings @ Vernon ORL
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In this third Starting from Scratch workshop, you’ll learn how to care for the seeds you’ve started. We’ll talk about thinning, damping-off, mold & mildew concerns, light & air circulation requirements, potting up, and common problems you might encounter after your seeds have sprouted!

This workshop follows our Garden Planning and Seed Starting workshops.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Caring for Seedlings

Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch WorkshopsGarden Planning and Seed Starting.



Starting from Scratch: Square Foot Gardening plus Raised Bed Basics @ Vernon ORL
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Square foot gardening is a high-production method for growing a lot in a small space. It’s great for veggies and helps keep your garden tasks manageable and organized.
We’ll talk about planning, spacing, and care requirements for a square foot garden. We will also go over best practices for Raised bed gardens.

Cost: Free
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here:  http://foodaction.ca/square-foot-gardening/




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