After discussing bee ecology and safety, we’ll slip on protective clothing and gather a hive of 10,000 bees. Finally, we’ll sample honey from a variety of sources and discuss the importance of bees and the environment. This course is meant to only whet your appetite. Please attend an advanced course before starting your own hives.
Come join our Go Solar Tours this spring and summer to learn how to:
This tour is a community collaboration, and we’d like to thank our partners, MEC for providing the roof space and Bullfrog Power for funding this project.
The array generates about 10 kwh per day, and over 3000 kwh annually. It has enough power to run a modest energy efficient household!
If you are interested in joining the energy committee, we encourage you to come out to our monthly meetings! The committee meets the second Tuesday of every month.
If you are interested in joining our waste committee, we encourage you to come attend our monthly meetings! The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month.
This workshop will consist of a presentation and hands-on pressure canning session in which participants will have the opportunity to make preserves using local, seasonal ingredients. Registration includes all supplies and participants will take home a jar of preserves.
**Please note that this workshop is not appropriate for beginner canners. Participants in this workshop should have already taken an introductory (boiling water bath) canning workshop through SPEC or elsewhere, and/or be comfortable canning high acid foods using the boiling water bath method on their own.
Caitlin Dorward is an avid canner who loves cracking open a jar of home-canned peaches in mid-January. She has been teaching canning workshops with SPEC since 2009 and is Food Safe and Market Safe certified. When she's not canning, Caitlin works as a Research Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and as a graduate student studying sustainable agriculture at UBC. She has seven years of experience working on community food security and food systems issues, including two years as a SPEC Director.