The Indigenous Health Garden: Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Thursday October 2nd, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Saturday October 4th-Sunday October 5th: Wild Salmon Convergence (details below)
  • Tuesday October 7th, 9:30AM-12:30PM: Garden work day
  • Friday October 10th, 1:00-4:00PM: Tobacco Pipe Mix Making workshop with the Medicine Collective – FULL, e-mail to join waiting list
  • Wednesday October 15th, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Friday October 17th, 11AM-2:00PM: Feast Bowl cooking for the event First Nations’ Perspectives on History, Food, and Health at the UBC Longhouse (details below)
  • Tuesday October 21st, 1:30-4:30PM: Garden work day
  • Wednesday October 29th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday November 19th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
  • Wednesday December 18th: Feast Bowl community meal at the UBC Longhouse
How to volunteer for garden work days: we work in the garden rain or shine, so come dressed for the weather. We have extra rain boots, gardening tools, and gloves to share. Bring a snack and water bottle – bring friends and family (of any age) too! No experience necessary. You will find us in the Indigenous Health Garden at the UBC Farm. The most up-to-date directions to the UBC Farm can be found here. Once at the Farm, you can follow the “Aboriginal Health Gardens” signs to find our garden here.

How to volunteer for the Feast Bowl: join us at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) at 10:00AM to help us harvest, 11:00AM in the kitchen to help us cook, or 12:30PM in Sty-Wet-Tan hall to eat lunch with us. Extra help from any age or skill level is always appreciated, especially in the kitchen. If you can only join us for lunch, we encourage you to come anyway and we look forward to sharing a delicious meal with you!