Category Archives: Community Events

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

Cambie Street Whole Foods CommUnity Chest Program

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is excited to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of the Whole Foods CommUnity Chest Program for the Cambie Street Whole Foods location! The program allows customers who bring their own reusable bags to donate 10₵ to one of 3 featured charities.

From July until the end of September, when you shop at Whole Foods Cambie, remember to bring your reusable bag, and identify the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project for your donation!

In 3 months, that’s lots of time to check out some of the great organic, local, natural products that Whole Foods has to offer. Stay tuned – we’ll be around the market ourselves some days, so come say hi!

We want to express our appreciation to Whole Foods, who sees the value in supporting small, local food security initiatives, and we are proud to be in partnership with them for the next 3 months.

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