Farm To Food Bank

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Farm To Food Bank

F2FB is a collaboration between local businesses, farmers, community service organizations, and socially conscious individuals committed to addressing food security here in the Fraser Valley.  Our teams go to local farms in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Mission, rescuing good, wholesome produce from local farms to feed families in our communities.  This produce is delivered by our team to community service organizations, charities and other organizations committed to community service. In 2013 and 2014, we collected over 46,000 lbs pounds of produce, saving our community service partners over $100,000 in expenditure costs.

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Permablitz

These are so fun and such a great opportunity to learn about permaculture and a growing community! This is a learning and working informal gathering involving a day on which a group of at least two people come together to achieve the following: create or add to edible gardens where someone lives share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living build community networks have fun Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, with free workshops, shared food, where you get some exercise and have a wonderful time.

If you are thinking about hiring a Permaculture designer and want a Permablitz to help install the system here is what you will have to do!

1. Join and participate in 3 Permablitzes or be an active volunteer at 3 events.

2. Work with or hire a certified Permaculture designer to create your plan (email hello@valleypermacultureguild.com for a list of members with their PDC)

3. Become a Valley Permaculture Guild member.

4. Register for your blitz!

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Fraser Valley Community Gardens

Community Gardens are an amazing way for urban dwellers, young families, retirees, and immigrants to get into the soil. Many, many older people who grew up on farms and have now moved into small apartments have commented on how live-giving it has been to be able to garden, and to garden in community. Inexperienced gardeners are able to glean much knowledge from gardeners with experience, and people make connections in the community that they otherwise would not, across generations, races, and all other potential societal barriers.

Every garden in this list is different, and we are so pleased to have met all the managers and have been excited to chair our Annual Community Gardens Managers meetings (sometimes more than annual–we have fun!). Each garden has its own manager and contact information, so please feel free to contact them if you feel that garden would suit you, or if you would like to help out. Each garden also has its own pricing, sizes, application requirements, and guidelines. Community Gardens are volunteer run, and every year, we work very hard to accumulate donated supplies and materials to keep people growing food. We have many amazing local businesses who contribute regularly to the success of Community Gardens in the Fraser Valley, and are very thankful to them for their support of their communities!

*Please note that previously, www.milllakecommunitygarden.wordpress.com was the site of all information, events, and community garden data. The site was started by myself in 2010, and at the time of publishing this note in September 2012, had 700 followers and over 4,000 hits. All information and data has been moved from that site to this one in to make it easier for me to share blogs, information, and events through social media, and to make my life easier in maintaining only one garden-focused site.

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Become A Member

Register today for an annual membership to The Valley Permaculture Guild to take advantage of our membership benefits.

Cost savings on workshop fees
T-shirt and hoodie member discount
Host a Permablitz
Members can teach workshops and skill sharing courses
Paid job opportunities
Members with their PDC’s can assist in permaculture designs
…And other member perks

Three easy ways to signup:

Click below and pay through PayPal;
Coming soon: Download and fill out the Membership Form (click here) and mail it in with a cheque;
Attend one of our workshops or monthly gatherings to sign up and pay at that time (cash or cheque).

Memberships:

Individual Membership – $25.00 per year
Family Membership – $25.00 per year

Questions? Please contact hello@valleypermacultureguild.com

 

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