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Upcoming events

02 Apr 2015 5:30 PM (PDT) • UBC Botanical Garden - 6804 SW Marine Drive
02 Apr 2015 6:00 PM (PDT) • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1Y4
09 Apr 2015 6:00 PM (PDT) • 650 W 57th Ave, Vancouver
18 Apr 2015 11:00 AM • 130 West Broadway, Vancouver (at MEC's store)
22 Apr 2015 5:00 PM (PDT) • UBC Botanical Garden - 6804 Marine Dr SW, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
23 Apr 2015 5:30 PM • 2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver


People Preserving Food

People Preserving Food (PPF) was developed through the combined efforts of six Vancouver-based organizations to safely enhance, promote and teach methods of preserving our seasonal harvests. 

SPEC is one of those participating organizations and has put on a number of workshops and events teaching people about canning and food preservation.

Why do we need PPF?

In Canada, the globalization of our food system and the advent of "convenient foods" dramatically decreased the number of people involved with preserving food for winter months. The practice of saving our food for another time (historally called "putting food by") can help to reduce food wastage, create food culture and provide local food security. Food preserving includes many different methods such as canning, drying, fermenting, freezing, smoking and more. Although preserving our food is an age-old technique, passed down through generations, standard training sessions are essential to food safety.

PPF's First Project

The first project titled "Yes I Can" focused on canning. In its pilot year, PPF coordinated train-the–trainer workshops with eight Vancouver-based organizations participating. Following the workshops, the trained trainers will be supported to independently conduct canning workshops for people in their community. The long-term objective is to expand the train-the-trainers opportunities throughout BC, and to become a food preservation educational resource.

SPEC holds workshops on canning and preserving when possible.  Check out our events page to view past and upcoming canning workshops.

PPF's Founding Organizations

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