Category Archives: Community Events

2017 Season Kick Off Party!

Our 2017 Season is about to get started, come out and meet the other members of our great Community and have some Pizza!

We will be meeting at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread in Kits – 1876 West 1st Ave – on May 30th, starting at 6:30PM

We will be fundraising with a Silent Auction, there will be prizes and Storytelling.

Please RSVP here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Learn to Prune with the VFTP!

HallmanThe VFTP is pleased to announce our first workshop of the year, a late-winter pruning workshop with seasoned arborist Richard Hallman. January – early April is an ideal time for dormant pruning work, so join us Sunday, March 6th, 2 – 4pm and learn how to prune and care for your own apple and pear trees during this window of opportunity! Held in the garden of one of our very own tree owners (complete with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees!), you will learn:

– To read the condition of your trees
– To estimate the amount of fruit produced in past years and potential yield this year
– How apple and pear trees grow and how they react to pruning and training
– A step by step process that you can follow when pruning your own trees, a great way to overcome the fear of pruning.
– Techniques and tricks you can use to improve the amount and quality of the fruit they produce in years to come

Your trees will certainly applereciate your new pruning knowledge, as you help pearfect their production this year, so be sure to register today for the March 6th Pruning Workshop!

 

VFTP Presents: Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project presents a documentary screening of:

Just Eat It Poster

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Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story
Date: Friday June 5, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: 1655 William Street – Grandview Woodland Community Place
Donation @ Door: Suggested $5-15 Per Person
Also: Food, Drinks, Prizes, Community Partners
For more information or To RSVP

Synopsis: Just Eat It is a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films, in partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? And what are the environmental and societal impacts!

Film Awards Include:
– VIFF Impact Award – Vancouver International Film Festival
– Emerging Canadian Filmmaker & Top 20 Audience Choice – Hot Docs
– Best Canadian Documentary – Edmonton International Film Festival
– Best Canadian Feature – Planet in Focus
– Best Environmental Film – Sedona International Film Festival

Science World – City Farm Fest

Come out and explorer Science World’s City Farm Fest October 27th, 10am – 6pm.

Swing by the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project table and listen to talks on pruning and demonstrations of grafting, given by Project Advisory Board member and horticultural expert Richard Hallman.

Estimated times for talks and demonstrations (please check at the table to confirm):
11.30 Grafting
1:00 Pruning
2:00 Grafting
4:00 Pruning

Season Wrap Up & Pizza Party

The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colours, the air is crisp,  and another bountiful  harvest season is coming to a close.

We would like to invite all our amazing Volunteers, Tree Owners, Community Partners and other Supporters to come share an evening of food, drink and celebration.

When: Tuesday October 29th, starting at 5 pm

Where: Rocky Mountain Flatbread in KitsRockMountainFlatbread

1876 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver, between Cypress & Burrard

Our gracious hosts will be donating 10% of evenings’ sales to the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project,  so invite friends and family to  join us in sharing a delicious  meal  and telling stories of the  seasons success.

Check out our event poster 2013SeasonWrapUp