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Posted: October 1, 2013

Magic of Perennials fifth in One World Garden Series

The fifth workshop in the One World Garden Series, The Magic of Perennials, is coming up Thursday, October 4, 10 a.m. to noon in Kimberley and 3-5 p.m. in Cranbrook.

MagicofPerennialsPlease note the change of timing to daytime, mid-week for this session. We’re planning a very hands-on experience this month, so if English is not your most comfortable language, it will be easier to follow this workshop.

In The Magic of Perennials we’ll be learning about some of the food-producing perennials that grow here, and the care required to prepare for bountiful harvests next year. This is a good time for transplanting; whether you’re moving things around in your garden or putting in new plants, we’ll go over some tricks to lessen the shock on plants.

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 fifth workshop in a 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. 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. to noon at Cominco Community Garden, located at Cominco Gardens in townsite 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.

Shannon Grey Duncan

One World Workshop Coordinator

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