Some of my favourite resources…..
Homesteader’s Emporium carries everything you need to get started on a variety of home self-sufficiency projects, like growing and preserving your own food, making cheese, keeping chickens, or making soap! Check the events page for workshops and course series.
Slow Food Vancouver is part of the Slow Food International Movement, an association of over 80,000 members in over 100 countries. Subscribe to their newsletter to find out about interesting events. You don’t want to miss the Slow Food Cycle Tours that happen in Agassiz and Chilliwack in July each year. They are fantastic!
The gorgeous Edible Vancouver Magazine can be found for free at various food stores around town, but you can also find it online. “Eat. Drink. Read. Think. The story on local food.”
The Growing Season Workshop Series aims to connect the local community with sustainability and life-skill experts through accessible and affordable workshops. The workshops are open to everyone, and the revenue generated from workshops supports both the presenters and continued workshop programming at the UBC Farm. Some popular past workshops include cheese making, seed saving and plant breeding, food preservation by fermentation, and a traditional Maya cooking class.
A lovely herbal shop in Kitsilano where you can find a full range of dried and tinctured herbs, get advice and herbalist consultations and see the super deluxe dispensary that reminds us how seriously herbalists take their work. Their website is a great resource for information on different plants and remedies and they sell a fantastic range of delicious and effective blended herbal teas, creams and tinctures. They also offer regular free or inexpensive talks and workshops.
“Empowering people through education and by offering practical tools to come into their kitchens, preparing healthy and delicious food with love.”
We believe that wherever you are on your path to whole health, home-cooked food from scratch is always the most nourishing. Rooted Nutrition offers cooking classes, workshops and demonstrations as well as one-on-one nutrition counselling and private cooking lessons.
This is Sandor Ellix Katz’s personal site and it’s filled with great resources and recipes.
“Fermentation makes foods more nutritious, as well as delicious. Microscopic organisms – our ancestors and allies – transform food and extend its usefulness. Fermentation is found throughout human cultures. Hundreds of medical and scientific studies confirm what folklore has always known: Fermented foods help people stay healthy.”