November 5, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Slocan Hall

Please note that the date for this event has been moved from October 29th to November 5th.

The Autumn season is well underway, which means it’s time for another delicious feast! To celebrate the fall harvest, Still Moon Arts is hosting its fourth and final Forager’s Feast of the year. Bring a dish of your own containing at least one ingredient that was ethically foraged or homegrown – whether it’s squash, broccoli, cranberries, or any of your favourite fall fruits and veggies!

This community potluck encourages a closer relationship with our food, slowing down and enjoying food, and meeting others who also care about local slow food. Whether you have been to the last three Forager’s Feasts, or have never experienced one before, we welcome you to come and share in the abundance. REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY – please click on the button at the bottom of this page to RSVP.

This month’s Forager’s Feast in particular will be featuring delicious mushrooms from the neighbourhood. Last October saw the beginning of Mycelial Connections, our living mushroom sculptures project at Renfrew Park. Over the last year, Still Moon Arts has installed three sculptures made from oyster mushroom mycelium and plant materials from the Renfrew Ravine, under lead artists Carmen Rosen and Willoughby Arevalo, and with the support of local artists and community members. The feast will feature a short talk by Willoughby Arevalo on local mycology – come learn about the importance of fungi in our ecosystem!

Not sure what “ethically foraged” means? Before picking anything, make extra sure you know what it is. NEVER pick anything that you’re unsure of. To respect the plants and the ecosystem, only take what you need, and never more than one-third of the patch.

The Fungi Forager’s Feast is the fourth and final seasonal community potluck scheduled at the Alder Eco-Arts Hub for 2019. The New Shoots feast was in March; the Summer Solstice feast was in June; and the Harvest Abundance Feast was in August. All are free or by donation.

The Alder Eco-Arts Hub is an East Vancouver Fieldhouse Studio generously donated by the Vancouver Parks Board, and shared by Still Moon Arts Society, Resurfacing History, and the Still Creek Streamkeepers. We are funded by a grant from the BC Arts Council. The building and bathrooms are accessible, with no stairs and wide doorways.