Sunday, April 26, 2009

Growing Food 101

Yearning to grow your own veggies? Would you like to try a Zero Mile Diet but don't know where to start? Learn all the basics with Glen Valley Organic Farm's John Switzer and a variety of organic growing experts.

Food Growing 101 is a 12-week intensive course that covers all the bases - soils, plants, weeds, pests, chickens, bees, and season extension. Classes are held on Saturdays at the award-winning Terra Nova Sharing Farm. More than 50% of the class will be held outdoors where students will get hands-on practical experience.

Please contact for more details.

Or click here to have a look at the brochure

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A New Community Garden for Garratt Wellness Center

With the help of the City of Richmond, Garratt Wellness Center, and a band of dedicated volunteers, a new community garden has been installed in Richmond.

The Garratt Garden is a 20-bed community garden located at 7504 Chelsea Place (near No. 2 Rd and Blundell)

Gardeners first heard about the different systems of community gardens that are in place in Vancouver and at Colony Farm Community Garden.

After a wonderful lunch, the gardeners got going and helped move the bark mulch and soil to finish off the garden.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this a reality!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bees Bath & Beyond

Make your garden bee-friendly – Bee master Brian Campbell is in Lindsay’s kitchen to show you how to make bees – our most important pollinators – feel welcome. Go here for step-by-step instructions on how to craft three easy bee houses and a bee bath.