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Posted: October 29, 2013

Last One World Garden workshop of season

The sixth and final workshop in the One World Garden Series, ‘Can-Do Composting,’ is coming up Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. – noon in Kimberley and 3-5 p.m. in Cranbrook.

One world Fall Garden PicWe’re planning a very hands-on experience this month, so if English is not your most comfortable language, it will be manageable to follow this workshop and in the case of chilly weather we’ll all keep warm!

In Can-Do Composting, we’ll be learning what kinds of things we can do to get our composts ready for winter and how to keep composting despite the cold weather. A compost in your backyard is an incredibly beneficial nutrient source for your garden – and it’s a great way to reuse ‘waste’ from your kitchen and yard. The best part about it is that it’s free! This process is simple and relatively easy when you know the tricks to keep things on track.

“At this time of the year there are certainly some people out there, myself included, who are overwhelmed with an out of control compost after a season’s worth of feeding it,” remarks Shannon Grey Duncan, project coordinator. “This workshop will be a great chance to bring up troubleshooting questions for our experienced local mentors to help with.”

The goal of this workshop series is to increase the local capacity for growing food by offering a place where immigrants or people new to gardening can learn more about growing food locally while gaining hands-on experience and exchanging skills with local members of the community.

This is the final workshop in our six part series, and it has been really wonderful to share a season of gardening with many participants since June.

“We’ve been fortunate to have different guest garden mentors at each workshop, and this one will be no exception,” says Jessica Windle of Wildsight Kimberley-Cranbrook. “The wealth of local knowledge is inspiring and the garden is a great place to learn and share, as well as meet new people and get to know our local community gardens.”

The Kimberley workshop will be held from 10 a.m. – noon at the Kimberley Community Allotment Garden, located on Wallinger Ave. beside Coronation Park and in Cranbrook from 3-5 p.m. at the Public Produce Garden in Eric McKinnon Park.

As part of the Welcoming Communities project, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, Cranbrook Food Action Committee and Wildsight Kimberley-Cranbrook have teamed up to provide these gardening workshops for free. This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

The workshops are free but require registration.  To register, in Cranbrook: [email protected] or call (250)427-7981, in Kimberley: [email protected] or call (250)427-2535 ext 223.


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