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Thanks to Vancity for Supporting our Workshop Series

The Port Moody Winter Farmers Market launched its workshop series on Sunday morning. The Workshop Series is made possible through a generous grant from Vancity. “We are extremely grateful and excited to receive this grant from Vancity”, says Executive Director of the Port Moody Farmers Market Tabitha Mcloughlin. “This grant gives us the resources we need to create a program that is useful, tangible, and has the potential to change behaviours in the community. Vancity is an amazing asset to our communities; their focus on local initiatives and passion for creating community will have long lasting effects within the organizations they support and the communities they enhance.”Vancity_Cheque

Join the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market for these next three workshops: Port Moody Winter Farmers Market Workshop Series (2)February 15th Planning our Backyard Garden; March  22nd Care and Importance of Mason Bees; and April 19th Small Spaces Gardening. The idea of the hands on workshops is that participants will be able to walk away with something physical in their hands to go along with new things they have learned.

 

 

 

Sunday’s first workshop was about composting with worms. Rachel Elves led a group of eager participants as they built their worm compost bins (complete with worms) to take to take home . OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rachel is the director of Green Zebra Markets, community food markets that provide low-cost local fruits, vegetables, baked items and more in neighbourhoods that have trouble accessing fresh foods. Her other work on food security was in Virginia where she started her University’s first community garden and farmers’ market,and facilitated workshops for all ages in her market garden.

The workshop was a huge hit. After the workshop Melissa Rat @pfc_rat tweeted, “It was an awesome workshop, and a great value. Also my first trip to the winter market. Thanks so much for doing it!” Thanks to Rachel and Vancity for making it such a hit. Details of our next workshops will be provided here soon. In the meantime mark these dates on your calendar and be sure to shop every week at the Port Moody Winter Market.

We’d also like to thank Donna Bucsis, the Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator at the City of Port Moody. As Metro Vancouver transitions to zero waste, the farmers market is a perfect venue for city staff to interact with, and answer questions about composting and other waste reduction initiatives.

You can register for part 2 of the workshop series here:

Eventbrite - Port Moody Farmers Market Workshop Series: Preparing a Backyard Garden

At the Market this Sunday

Cam Mossop is a singer/songwriter from Port Moody B.C.  He’s been writing songs since he was in sixth grade.  He plays acoustic guitar, mostly original work with a few covers in between songs to grab people’s attention.Forfeit the Anchor  He believes that everyone carries a weight on their soul that they are unwilling to let go of, hence the name ‘Forfeit the Anchor’. Lyrics are his main artistic focus and his goal is to have people connect with his songs and ultimately with him.

This Week’s Community Group

Ladies Learning Code & Girls Learning Code  is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to become the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders – not just consumers – of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way. Come and meet Meredith at the market this Sunday. Meredith is one of four ladies who run the Vancouver Chapter for this amazing organization. They empower women and youth by offering beginner coding workshops in a safe, collaborative environment.

 

 

 

 

Meet our New Sponsors

If you’ve make a New Year’s resolution to improve your health and/or appearance, you may want to stop by a new booth at the Sunday Port Moody Farmers’ Market. The “Holistic Lifestyle Trio” are on hand to answer your health and esthetic questions and maybe even help you keep that New Year’s resolution.

A native of Montreal, Dr. Joyce Chen received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2003 in France. DrJoyceChenShe believes in a holistic approach and is committed to helping her patients live life with optimum health and well-being of mind, body and soul. She speaks fluent French and Mandarin as well as English. You can find out more about Dr. Chen at her Clarity in Healing web site.

Dr. Judith de Niet, offers both counselling and esthetics as individual or combined services. Originally from the Netherlands, Dr Judith is a Registered Clinical Counsellor as well as a Certified Esthetician. Weight management, infertility, chronic illnesses and psychological health including self-esteem, anxiety, and depression are her areas of expertise. VitaVitalisDr. Judith provided esthetics service in her home to help pay for her studies as she earned her psychology degree. Over time, the beauty sessions became therapy sessions as well for a number of her clients. Once she earned her doctorate and returned to Canada, she took night classes to become a certified esthetician. Combining the two disciplines allows her to continue working with her hands and mind and allows her clients to determine the type and/or pace of treatment. To learn more about Dr. de Niet’s services please visit her Vita Vitalis web site.

Alfred Lam is the owner of the VIGOUR Health & Beauty store and has a special commitment to holistic blood sugar management, immunity and cancer support. Reflecting VIGOUR’s company moto “Life was Given; Lifestyles are Chosen”, Alfred also offers monthly free seminars on different health and lifestyle issues. Vigour Health and Beauty is located in Newport Village. VigourHealthandBeautyNoting the synchronicity of the services they offer the community, Joyce, Judith and Alfred have come together at the Port Moody Market and plan to be there every Sunday until April.Holistic Lifestyle Trio (2)