Sweet Event Table

Sweet Event

On a warm summer evening a group of people gathered together to experience the taste of sweetness through a honey tasting prepared by underground chef and wild forager, Alexander McNaughton. While the taste of sweet can be found in many foods, I decided to focus on honey as the main vehicle for this intoxicating sensation, […]

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Preserves at Food Swap

Burnaby Food Swap

I’m excited to be working with Roberta LaQuaglia to organize a Burnaby Food Swap as part of the Moveable Feast. Originally, we’d planned to host the Swap in August so we could be outside in the garden. An outdoor swap seemed like fun, however, the steamy weather defeated our attempts! It was too hot for […]

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lemon cucumber

Lemon Cucumber

Recently, I gave a tour through the garden to a group of ten children (ages 4-13) and their parents. We looked at a variety of the heritage plants that are ready to harvest in the garden. We crunched some Dragon’s Tongue Beans and Atomic Red Carrots. I think the biggest hit was this unusual looking […]

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Christine Cooper

Mason Bee Homes

Landscape Architect Christine Cooper  joined us in the Moveable Feast garden to make mason bee homes. Mason Bees are a non-aggressive bee that is native to British Columbia. Unlike honey bees they are soli­tary so they don’t live in hives or produce honey. These bees are opportunistic nesters, so they seek out narrow holes drilled into […]

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Brian Campbell

Urban Bees

On a sunny Saturday morning in July, I had an opportunity to walk through the garden with beemaster and educator Brian Campbell.  He is the founder of Blessed Bee Farm and The Bee School.  The Farm is focussed on the integration of bees into the urban fabric.  “The philosophy of The Bee School is based […]

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Parma Shavings

The Savoury Feast

The first Edible Event of the project focussed on the taste of savoury. Alexander McNaughton, Wild forager and local food systems consultant, brought together a tasting of savoury delicacies to introduce everyone’s palates to the concept of “umami.” Loosely translated from Japanese the term means “delicious” and refers to a specific taste molecule found in […]

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