Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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Keeping Food Real Part I: Maximize Yields, Optimize Efforts
Jul 15, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm| $49
Keeping Food Real Part I, ‘Maximize Yields, Optimize Efforts’ is about learning the best strategies, tips and techniques to help get the most out of your garden while optimizing your time and efforts in our cold-climate, short-season conditions.
You will learn about season-extension techniques (floating row covers, hoop houses), cut-and-come-again crops, variety selection, succession planting, harvesting, efficient watering, and easier weeding.
Experience the strategies that commercial permaculture-inspired farmers use, then take the ideas home and apply them in your own garden.
Those attending Keeping Food Real Part I should wear weather-appropriate clothing/footwear and bring a lunch. Participants will leave with just-picked garden produce and a reference resource workbook.
Instructors: Dawn Deydey, Mary Cosman and Gaëtane Carignan
By phone: 250 423 4691
In person: COTR Fernie Campus (342 3 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0)
*In the spirit of making this valuable information about growing your own food as widely accessible as possible, Wildsight is able to offer bursaries upon request. Please call COTR to inquire.
This event is sponsored by Wildsight. To see more of their upcoming events in the Columbia Valley, go to: http://wildsight.ca