Wednesday March 14, 2012

Community News

A Growing Concern

Learn to make a vibrant vegetable garden during Food Matters' Plant-a-Row Workshops April 28

Submitted by Food Matters/Voice photo

 

Some early plants pop up in this photo of the Gwynne Vaughan Park community garden.

 

ike getting your hands dirty? Got green thumbs? This is a chance for local gardening enthusiasts and first time gardeners alike to come together and enhance their vegetable growing skills and soil health knowledge. Local gardening enthusiasts and first time gardeners alike to come together and enhance their vegetable growing skills and soil health knowledge.


It is also a chance to share and trade seeds for the 2012 growing season and as a community, participate in PAR GAR 2012 for our local Salvation Army Food Bank/Soup Kitchen.


When: Saturday, April 28th, 2012 from 12:30pm - 4:30pm (Rain or Shine)
Who: Every interested person in Chilliwack is welcome.
Where: Chilliwack Society for Community Living Community Gardens, behind the Mathieson Centre at 45195 Wells Road, Chilliwack, B.C.

This event includes 3 gardening workshops - join us for what you are interested in:

  • 1pm “How to turn a patch of grass into a thriving garden plot” with Food Matters Chilliwack.
     

  • 2pm join Chilliwack Schools Gardening Program participants as we learn from award winning local seasoned gardener, Jack Kouwenhoven, on “Amending the soil for planting your school garden & the best methods for healthy vegetables”.
     

  • 3pm learn from local gardening expert, Brian Minter, "The secrets for success with the most popular and sometimes challenging crops, such as potatoes, other root crops, brassicas, tomatoes and peppers, as well as the best methods of organic pest management".

Arrive on time! The first 100 gardening enthusiasts to register that day will receive a complimentary garden starter seed kit - with seeds for use with PAR GAR 2012 and some just for fun!

 

Cost for this event is by donation - all proceeds will go to Food Matters Chilliwack to support existing and upcoming programs and events. No preregistration is necessary

For more information on PAR GAR 2012 and how you can get involved, contact Alanna by e-mail here or call 604-795-9880


For more information on Seedy Saturday or for small scale seed producers to book a table please contact Jason here or call 604-703-0341

Please visit our events page on our website: www.foodmatterschilliwack.com/events to download our full sized PDF poster for this years event and help us spread the word.



WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!


 

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