Tag Archives: Urban Gardening

Seedy Saturday Hosted By Grandview Woodland Community Seed Library Happens February 11th

25 Jan

It may be cool outside, but if you’ve got the gardening bug, you will already be thinking about what plants you’d like to grow this Spring.   There is no better time than now to start planning.   Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener, you may wish to check out the upcoming Seedy Saturday hosted by the Grandview Woodland Community Seed Library. Their first event of the year happens Saturday, February 11th at the Britannia Teen Centre, 1661 Napier Street, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.   There will be free seeds available to pick up or swap along with prizes and a draw. To learn more about this event and future events, visit www.gwcseedlibrary.wordpress.com.

Fundraiser: Spade to Spoon at Strathcona Community Centre Saturday March 29th

17 Mar


Strathcona Community Centre Youth Council is hosting a home garden to table fundraiser on Saturday, March 29th at Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street.  You are invited to come out and support this event which will help raise funds for a vertical teaching garden at Strathcona Elementary School.  This fundraiser will  include demonstrations, discussions and local vendors including Growoya, Victory Gardens, Mushroom Man, Tracy Maynard Pottery, Le Meadows Pantry, Homesteaders Emporium, Rooted Nutrition, Strathcona 1890, Fable Naturals, Foodline Radio and our favourite local celebrity, the Truck Farm.

Also on hand will be well known author, Peter Ladner, with his book the Urban Food Revolution. At 2:00 p.m., Peter will discuss aspects of his book and be available for a book signing after his presentation. The festivities kick off at 10:00 a.m. on March 29th with a Make Your Own Self Watering Container demonstration and discussion at 10:30 a.m. followed by Marvellous Microgreens and much more to round out the afternoon including shorts from the series, Meet Your Urban Farmer and the original movie Truck Farm. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students and children between 1 – 12 years of age free. All vendors participating in this event will be contributing 10% of their sales to the Vertical Teaching Garden.  Come out and support this great community event!

4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival in Mount Pleasant September 15th

10 Sep


The 4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival is happening this Sunday, September 15th in Mount Pleasant. This family friendly event is hosted by the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area and will celebrate the shift in seasons. The event will also focus on attitudes towards sustainability, urban gardening and healthy living within the community. The festival takes place on Main Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue including the laneway one block west of Main Street and Broadway. There will be many interactive booths, a farmer’s market, children’s activities, local vendors, live music, handmade crafts as well as free popcorn and cotton candy. The Autumn Shift Festival  is a green event and will provide festival goers with a B.E.S.T bike valet, water fountains and recycling options led by a volunteer  “Green Team”!  Last but not least, there is a Smoking  Sausage BBQ Cook-off at 2:00 p.m. and a BLIM Fashion Show at 4:00 p.m. Festivities get under way at Noon and run till 6:00 p.m.

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