Upcoming Workshops!

workshop jars

We’ve got some great workshops coming up! Space is limited, so register today by emailing Joanna at fruitshareworkshops@gmail.com

Apple Butter & Freezing Apples
Date & Time: Monday September 9, 2013, 6-9pm
Location: St Mary’s Rd United Church (613 St. Mary’s Rd)
Description: Hands-on, in the kitchen workshop. All supplies and ingredients provided. Expect to take home a few goodies.
Cost: $15

Dehydrating Prairie Fruit with Getty Stewart
Date & Time: Tuesday September 17, 2013, 6:30-9pm
Location: Churchill Park United Church (525 Beresfod Ave)
Description: Learn the ins and outs of using a food dehydrator to preserve popular fruits and veggies such as apples, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, herbs, onions, etc. Getty will take you through the process including pre-treating and cutting food, checking for dryness, temperature settings and storing dehydrated products. You’ll get a chance to sample a variety of products and take home a tasty treat. Spend an evening chatting with others, asking questions and swapping food stories.
Cost: $15

Fruit Tree & Bush Maintenance Workshop – Sunday October 21

Sunday, October 21st will be a busy day for Fruit Share in West Broadway!

At 1 PM is our season wrap up party at Art City, where we will be making art in the form of a new banner for Fruit Share.

At 3 PM we are putting on a workshop on Fruit Tree and Bush Maintenance, in partnership with West Broadway Development Corporation, which will be taking place in a couple of their community gardens.  Fruit Share homeowners and volunteers are welcome to attend this workshop, which will be taught by certified arborist Ryan Dutchak and cover topics such as pruning techniques for grape vines, fruit bushes and apple trees. We will meet at 3 PM in the Spirit Park Garden (200 Young St.) and later we will also visit the Broadway Neighborhood Centre garden. For more information, or to register, please call Stephanie at West Broadway at (204)774-7201 x 4.

Fruit preserving workshops

We are excited to have a whole bunch of fruit preserving workshops lined up! Our workshops are free of charge and they are a great way to meet other volunteers and learn what you can do with all the lovely fruit you pick.

fresh apples

Apple crumble, hot out of the oven.

Spaces are limited, so please let us know if you would like to sign up for workshops. They will mostly take place on weekday evenings or on weekends.

We already have two scheduled:

1) Monday, August 22 in Wolseley: dehydrating fruit.

2) Thursday, August 25 in South Osborne: applesauce.