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Our Greener Updates For May

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May means spring flowers...and a ton of updates from Greener Village!

May means spring flowers…and a ton of updates from Greener Village!

May just started and it’s already shaping up to be a very busy month! Today we’re celebrating some outstanding volunteers and donors and spreading the word on some exciting activities taking place this month at Greener Village Community Food Centre.

The Delta Fredericton Passes us Loads of Pasta!

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The Delta Fredericton has made a generous donation of two months worth of pasta. That’s over 4000 lbs! Wow! We will use their donation in our emergency food hampers.

We are Taking Donations at the Gordon Lightfoot Concert

The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot will be preforming at the Richard J. Currie Centre Sunday May 4, 2014 @ 8PM. We will be at the Currie Centre accepting monetary donations for Greener Village Community Food Centre.Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001.

Ticket prices are available online or at the Aitken Centre Box Office.

Box Office Hours: Weekdays from noon to 4pm
Box Office Phone: (506) 453-5054

Kate’s Coming to Your TV tonight at 7pm!

Our very own Kate MacKay will be showing off her cooking skills on Rogers TV. Tune in to Rogers TV channel 10 to see Kate on location at Our Greener Kitchen:

Friday, May 2 at 7PM – Yoghurt: A Very Cultured Affair
Friday, May 9 at 7PM – Barley…More than Just Soup

Thanks Target!

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We’d like to give a big thank you to the volunteer team from Target that came to work with us this week. The Target team helped us transplant seedlings and worked with our native trees. Their hard work will pay off this summer when we begin harvesting fresh produce for our clients.

Our Kitchen in Action

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Donna and Shane prepare delicious, nutritious salads.

Our Kitchen volunteers did a wonderful job catering a luncheon for a YMCA fitness group. Did you know that the proceeds from all our catering activities go right back into funding nutritional education programs at Greener Village?

Our Greener Kitchen Plays Host to a Special GMO-Free Lunch

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We were proud to host a special GMO-Free lunch in association with New Brunswick Community Harvest Gardens and the Genetically Engineered Foods and Your Health lecture tour. Ingredients for the luncheon were donated by Aura Whole Foods.

 

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We are proud to offer Our Greener Kitchen as a community gathering place.

 

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Kate MacKay and Cliff Gunn (also a member of Community Food Mentors) were two of the wonderful volunteers who prepared the meal.

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Black bean and sweet potato soup with yogurt and cilantro.

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Attendees were eager to discuss their concerns for the future of safe and nutritious food.

Recent Food Drives

Mike Flemming’s Inequality in Society class at STU recently completed a series of fundraisers and advocacy events in our benefit and made a generous donation of food, cash, and books for our new Children’s Lending Library. We are so thankful to have a community of student volunteers willing to lend a hand!

The Lincoln Baptist Church Youth Group completed their annual food drive yesterday. The youth group then paid us a visit to see the work we do and where their donations go. It was a pleasure having them and we’re truly grateful for their support.

Reflections From a Kingswood Student Volunteer

Last week we shared the story of a group of Kingswood University volunteers who came to us to lend a hand preparing our gardens. Today, one of these fantastic students shares her experience with us:

As part of Kingswood University’s Serve New Brunswick day, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Fredericton Food Bank. I thought I would be packing hampers like most people would do at a food bank, but I got to serve in a different area. My classmates and I planted food and made beds for worms. It was fun, hands on, and nice to know that I got to take part in doing something great for the community. Fredericton Food Bank is doing something different; it’s all about caring for community needs. I had a great experience taking part in it.”

Sara Whynott, a second year Kingswood University student

Investors Group Comedy Tour

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Thank you to Investors Group for hosting their annual  Comedy Tour in support of the Fredericton Food Bank. Proceeds from tonight’s sold out event will go towards emergency food relief.

Garden Volunteer Information Session – Monday, May 5th

May 5th GardensWe’ve got hundreds of seedlings already thriving….and there will be thousands more! If you’re interested in helping us grow fresh vegetables and herbs for the clients of the Fredericton Food Bank, we’d love to meet with you.

Composting Workshop

May 2014 Compost workshop

Did you know that Greener Village is home to Fredericton’s Compost Demonstration Site? With the Food Bank’s greenhouses and community gardens, we will be needing A LOT of compost! Join us as Organic Farmer Alison Juta teaches us all we need to know! Proceeds from the workshop go right back into funding nutritional education programs at Greener Village.

 

Mushroom Workshop

Mushroom Workshop, May 2014

Mushrooms are both tasty and nutritious….and now you can learn to grow them yourself! Join us mycologist David Boyle teaches us about the wonderful world of mushrooms. Once again, proceeds from the workshop go into funding nutritional education programs at Greener Village.

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