Tag Archives: Treekeepers

Help Vancouver’s Urban Forest And Plant A Tree

2 Apr

FlowersofAppleTreePasipHelp Vancouver’s urban forest and plant a tree. It’s that easy and Treekeepers makes it affordable as well. TreeKeepers is a non-profit partnership between Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver to grow our urban forest.  Every tree you plant provides ecological, economic and cultural benefits.  David Tracey, Executive Director of Treekeepers states in a recent Vancouver Courier article that “trees provide cleaner air and intercept rainwater so fewer stormwater infrastructures are necessary. He also said trees give us aesthetic pleasure by softening the harsh lines of infrastructure and maintain a thriving biodiversity by providing habitats for birds and insects.”    There are a variety of trees including fruit bearing (apple, plum and fig), flowering and evergreen trees available.  This April you can pick up a tree for the very reasonable price of $10 – $15, but you must pre-order your trees. To pre-order a tree visit Treekeepers.

List of upcoming tree sales in East Vancouver:

 April 11 – Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive 1:00 to 2:30 pm

 April 18 – Slocan Park, 2750 East 29th Avenue, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

 April 18 – Sunset Rink, 390 East 51st Avenue, 2:00 pm  to 3:30 pm

 April 19 – Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, 10:00 to 11:30 am

 April 22 – Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Do your part to help create the world’s greenest City and plant a tree.

Photo Credit (Above): Pasi Pitkanen
Photo Credit (Below): Makio Kusaharamaple-leaves-1116091-mHirektasu

19th Annual Stone Soup Festival Britannia Community Centre May 10th

6 May

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The Stone Soup Festival gets under way this Saturday in the Napier Greenway at the Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street at Commercial Drive.  This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more.  The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.

Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:

Cookbook: “This East Van Kitchen” by Kennedy Telford & Kim Mulder
Author Talk:  1:00 pm
Workshop: “Living Well For Less” 2:00 pm
Book Signing & Sales 12:00 – 5:00 pm Family Activity Room

Workshop: Painting & Printmaking With Recycled Materials 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Make A Special Occasion Card & More!
Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space Britannia Site

Treekeepers Tree Pick-Up 12:00 -2:00 pm Britannia Site
Tree Planting & Care Demo 1:30 pm

“Feeding A Hungry Planet With Engaged Ecology”
Author Talk: David Tracey 3:00 pm Britannia Library

Professor Banjo: Children’s Music Performance 1:00 pm

Publik Secrets: Mobile Puppet Theatre Performance 2:00 pm

Live music will be on hand at the Commercial Drive Stage at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Rio Samaya takes over, after that Russell Shumsky and Bud Kurz move things along at 2:00 pm, Backspin takes over at 3:00 pm and Glen Watts finishes things up at 4:00 pm. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm.

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