Events & Workshops
The Western Environment Centre organizes multiple events per year on public policy related issues, as well as our regular food skills workshop series. Please check out upcoming events below!

Thank You Party

When: Saturday, February 17th from 6 - 9 pm

Where: Rotary Arts Centre

From workshop facilitators, gardeners, fruit pickers, volunteers to donors, members and project partners, we would not be able to operate without all the amazing community support.

To say thanks, we're hosting a thank you party with food, drinks & fun!

Drop by the Rotary Arts Centre on Sat., Feb. 17th from 6 - 9 pm. Catering by Black Salt NL. Please RSVP to info@wecnl.ca. All are welcome!



Sourdough Bread
Workshops

When: Tuesday, February 6th at 7:00 pm
AND
Saturday, February 10th  at 3:00 pm

Where: Humber United Church Hall, 88 Clarence Street, Corner Brook

Back by popular demand! Our sourdough workshops had such a great turnout last fall, and we've had many requests since then for more. Here are the details:

Workshop 1: Tues., Feb. 6 at 7 pm
Workshop 2: Sat., Feb. 10 at 3 pm


Both workshops will be held at the Humber United Church Hall, 88 Clarence Street, Corner Brook.

RSVP to info@wecnl.ca. Entry is free but donations encouraged! Participants may attend either or both workshops.

Our second series of sourdough workshops will again cover the basics of maintaining a starter and baking a great loaf, but will also touch on other types of baking you can do with your sourdough.

We'll also do troubleshooting with anyone who is currently working with sourdough, and needs a few questions answered.


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Sourdough Bread
Workshop

When: Tuesday, November 28th at 6:30 pm
AND
Saturday, December 2nd  at 3:00 pm

Where: Part 1 - Corner Brook Public Library
Part 2 - Sobey's Community Room, Valley Mall

We are hosting a two-part food skills workshop on baking your own sourdough bread from scratch.

 On Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 6:30 pm is Workshop 1.
Workshop 1 covers: 1) What is natural yeast? 2) What benefits does it have? 3) How to keep the culture alive. 

Workshop 2 is on Sat., Dec. 2nd at 3:00 pm and will cover
1) How to bake with natural yeast and 2) How to make natural yeast flakes  

Join us and our sourdough expert, Hans-Steffen Lindner, for one or both workshops. All participants in Workshop 1 are asked to bring a 2 cup or larger glass jar with a lid. Participants in this workshop will each go home with their own starter to try, and then can bring it along if they also attend Workshop 2.

The cost is free but donations are encouraged to the Western Environment Centre. For more info, or to RSVP please contact info@wecnl.ca. Space is limited!


Sprouting & MicroGreens
Workshop

When: Saturday, October 21st  at 10:30 am

Where: Wonderful Fine Market, Royal Canadian Legion

We are hosting a food skills workshop on growing your own microgreens and sprouts, in the comfort of your own home! This workshop will give you all the basics on how to grow healthy and delicious greens, providing  a great nutritious addition to salads, sandwiches, and more throughout the entire year.

Join us and our sprouting master, Kris Watton, on Saturday, October 21st at 10:30 at the Wonderful Fine Market, Royal Canadian Legion.

The cost is $5 or free for Western Environment Centre members. For more info, or to RSVP please contact info@wecnl.ca. Space is limited!


Generation Energy
Town Hall

When: Wednesday, September 27th at 12 noon

Where: Fine Arts Bldg, Room 224, Grenfell Campus

Please join us for a community dialogue at 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27th at Grenfell room FA 224, to share your vision for Canada’s energy future. 

The ideas generated from this event will contribute to Generation Energy – a collaborative dialogue on Canada’s path to an affordable, lower-carbon future hosted by Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and the Department of Natural Resources.


This event is an opportunity for you to shape Canada’s energy future. In sharing your vision, ideas and thoughts, you ensure that future energy decisions will reflect your core values and perspectives. Learn more about the process at www.generationenergy.ca. 

The community dialogue will last about an hour. 


The Western Environment Centre together with ClimateWatchNL will be the hosts of this community dialogue. You will receive an overview of what Generation Energy is all about, we will brainstorm ideas about our energy future and submit ideas right there and then.


No-Till Gardening Workshop

When: Saturday, September 23rd at 3 pm

Where: Heights Community Garden, off Batstone's Road
The Western Environment Centre is hosting a public hands-on workshop on no-till gardening on Saturday, September 23rd at 3 pm at the Heights Community Garden (off lower Batstone's Road).

No-Till Gardening is an ecologically-responsible gardening method that supports a healthy soil ecosystem. In the long run, a no-till garden can be less work for the gardener, often requiring less weeding, less pest control and a great yield.

Registration is required! Admission is $5 or free for Western Environment Centre members. For more info or to register, email info@wecnl.ca. Space is limited!