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What better summer combo than fresh, organic food and outdoor yoga?

Join instructor Alaina Thébault from the Environmental Youth Alliance for a special Saturday morning yoga class at the UBC Farm on August 13th and August 20th!
Spaces are limited, so please register online (free) and bring $10 cash to each class:

Yoga, like gardening, is a moving meditation; a direct and physical communion with the seasons, the sun, the moon and the elements. Join gardeners and non-gardeners alike in preventing and relieving back pain, increasing strength and mobility, and enriching your work in the garden and elsewhere through a deeper connection to body, mind and soil…

  • Who: This class is appropriate for all skill levels. Many of the exercises are particularly beneficial for gardeners.
  • What to bring: Participants should bring their own mats, although many yogis choose to savour the sensation of grass under hand and foot!
  • Cost: $10 cash
  • When10:30am-11:45am on Saturday, August 13 (please arrive on time)
  • Where: South of the Children’s Learning Garden, by the Farm Centre (look for signs at the Farm Market, or ask one of our staff members or wonderful volunteers)

Instructor  Bio:

The two places Alaina feels most alive is on her yoga mat and outdoors. A budding green thumb and an avid yoga instructor, she designed this class for gardeners and yogis, at any stage of either path. Yoga, like gardening, is at its roots an ongoing practice. As gardeners we plant a seed and watch it grow, tending, nourishing and protecting it, welcoming the fruits of our labour. For a student of yoga, the seed is the breath that we witness as it nourishes and connects us to our body, mind and soul; the fruits are the peace and strength we ultimately achieve.

Alaina teaches various styles of yoga throughout Greater Vancouver, including a weekly Yoga for Gardeners class at the Strathcona Community Garden’s Eco Pavilion on Hawks and Prior. Classes are by donation and take place every Monday night from 7:00-8:30pm until August 29th.

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Join instructor Alaina Thébault from the Environmental Youth Alliance for a special Saturday morning yoga class at the UBC Farm.

Yoga, like gardening, is a moving meditation; a direct and physical communion with the seasons, the sun, the moon and the elements. Join gardeners and non-gardeners alike in preventing and relieving back pain, increasing strength and mobility, and enriching your work in the garden and elsewhere through a deeper connection to body, mind and soil…

  • Who: This class is appropriate for all skill levels. Many of the exercises are particularly beneficial for gardeners.
  • What to bring: Participants should bring their own mats, although many yogis choose to savour the sensation of grass under hand and foot!
  • Suggested donation: $10.
  • When10:30am-11:45am on Saturday, July 9 (please arrive on time)
  • Where: South of the Children’s Learning Garden, by the Farm Centre (look for signs at the Farm Market, or ask one of our staff members or wonderful volunteers)

 

Instructor  Bio:

The two places Alaina feels most alive is on her yoga mat and outdoors. A budding green thumb and an avid yoga instructor, she designed this class for gardeners and yogis, at any stage of either path. Yoga, like gardening, is at its roots an ongoing practice. As gardeners we plant a seed and watch it grow, tending, nourishing and protecting it, welcoming the fruits of our labour. For a student of yoga, the seed is the breath that we witness as it nourishes and connects us to our body, mind and soul; the fruits are the peace and strength we ultimately achieve. Alaina teaches various styles of yoga throughout Greater Vancouver, including a weekly Yoga for Gardeners class at the Strathcona Community Garden’s Eco Pavilion on Hawks and Prior. Classes are by donation and take place every Monday night from 7:00-8:30pm until August 29th.

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Lots of fresh veggies for sale at the festival!

Please join us on Saturday August 21st for our Summer Harvest Festival at the UBC Farm from 9:00am-1:00pm. The summer harvest is in full swing, so what better time to come and celebrate with us here at the farm! In addition to our Saturday Farm Market, featuring UBC Farm produce and a variety of other vendors, we have a number of activities lined up for the day including:

  • U-Pick Blackberries – $2/pint, empty pints and donation jar located in market area from 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Free bike tune-ups by the AMS Bike Co-op from 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Free 30 minute Farm Tours @ 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
  • Face painting, coloring, carrot fortune telling from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Yoga under the poplars with Kristi @ 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Performance by the Mozart School of Music @ 11:00am-11:30am
  • Food Preservation Demo – Pickling and Fermenting with local chef Andrea Potter @ 11:30-12:00pm
  • Information regarding the UBC Farm Organic Farming Practicum

Feel free to print out our Summer Harvest Festival poster (PDF) to help us get the word out about the festival, and click here for a google map indicating blackberry picking locations at the farm. See you at the festival!

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