Mar
16
Sat
Food Action at Vernon Seedy Saturday @ Greater Vernon Recreation Centre
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am โ€“ 3:00 pm
Food Action is thrilled to be a part of SENS’ Vernon Seedy Saturday again this year! Be sure to come by our table for the schedule of our upcoming gardening workshops this spring – and any other “buzz” we may have in store for you! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ“

From the event organizers:
Join us to celebrate seeds, gardening, bees, local food and community.

-Locally grown heirloom seeds, starts, plants and garden products
-Locally produced food, honey and more.
-Free community seed exchange
-Educational displays
-Children’s activities
-Inspiring speakers

Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)

Mar
17
Sun
Food Action at Lumby Seed Swap @ Whitevalley Community Centre
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am โ€“ 4:00 pm

 

 

Food Action will be at the 2nd Annual Lumby Seed Swap! We’ll be presenting on Square Foot Gardening during the event, and swing by our table to learn how to test seeds for germination rates. Plus seed giveaways!

From the event organizers:
Bring your own seeds for swapping at the Community Seed Table or buy from local seed vendors. Natural products & artisans will also be on hand for the day. Workshops/speakers to be announced.

Mar
21
Thu
Starting from Scratch: Garden Planning Workshop @ Vernon ORL
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 8:30 pm

SOLD OUT!ย  Registrations received after March 15 will be placed on a waitlist – we hope to schedule this Planning workshop again soon!

In this first of three Starting from Scratch workshops, join us for a planning & strategy session for your garden!

In this hands-on workshop, you will create a vision for your 2019 garden, develop a garden plan, and get some great resources to help make it a reality.

Please bring a notebook or paper, pen & pencil, and a rough map or site plan of your garden with approximate dimensions. It’s helpful to know which way is North, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  A calculator and monthly calendar could be handy to bring.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: ย Registration Form – Garden Planning

Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch WorkshopsSeed Starting and Caring for Seedlings.

 

 

Mar
23
Sat
Starting from Scratch: Seed Starting Basics @ Vernon ORL
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm โ€“ 3:00 pm

In this second Starting from Scratch workshop, join us for a hands-on workshop on starting seeds!

You’ll learn how to test seeds for germination rates, figure out when to start different crops, learn how to make pots from biodegradable materials, and learn how to set your seedlings up for success from the start!

This workshop follows our Garden Planning workshop – a garden plan is very helpful, bring it along if you have one.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Seed Starting Basics

Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch WorkshopsGarden Planning and Caring for Seedlings.

 

 

Mar
26
Tue
Starting from Scratch: DIY Garden Stuff @ Food Action offices
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm โ€“ 8:00 pm

DIY Folks, we couldn’t help but notice a lot of interest in our posts about raised beds & other building projects!

If you are creating new raised beds or other garden infrastructure this year, we’ll be holding a very informal Q&A session on building a new garden. You ask, we’ll try our best to answer. We’ve got ideas, plans, and images to share as we talk about your project. We can also help with season extension, building from recycled materials, how to make things last longer, and more.

Please PM or email us to register as we only have capacity for 8-10 people at a time. Thanks!!

 

 

 

Apr
10
Wed
Starting from Scratch: Caring for Seedlings @ Vernon ORL
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 8:30 pm

In this third Starting from Scratch workshop, you’ll learn how to care for the seeds you’ve started. We’ll talk about thinning, damping-off, mold & mildew concerns, light & air circulation requirements, potting up, and common problems you might encounter after your seeds have sprouted!

This workshop follows our Garden Planning and Seed Starting workshops.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Caring for Seedlings

Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch WorkshopsGarden Planning and Seed Starting.

 

 

Apr
16
Tue
Starting from Scratch: Square Foot Gardening plus Raised Bed Basics @ Vernon ORL
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 8:30 pm

Square foot gardening is a high-production method for growing a lot in a small space. It’s great for veggies and helps keep your garden tasks manageable and organized.
We’ll talk about planning, spacing, and care requirements for a square foot garden. We will also go over best practices for Raised bed gardens.


Cost: Free
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: ย http://foodaction.ca/square-foot-gardening/

 

 

 

May
29
Wed
Gardening for Pollinators: The Butterfly Effect @ Vernon ORL
May 29 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 8:00 pm

In this workshop, we’ll talk about what to plant to encourage pollinators to visit your garden.ย  Learn how small changes in your lawn and garden can have big impacts on the health and well-being of our pollinators.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Gardening for Pollinators

 

Jun
18
Tue
Wild Edibles in the Garden: Mikaela Cannon @ Okanagan College Vernon
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm โ€“ 8:30 pm
**This is an outdoor event – rain or shine! Please dress for the weather and evening temps.**
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Join Food Action and Mikaela Cannon for a show & tell on common edible and medicinal weeds found in the garden. This workshop was our most popular event in 2018. Mikaela will bring samples of edibles she makes with common weeds for taste testing.
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Cost: Free – donations gratefully acceptedย 
Space is limited and registration is required: Workshop Registration
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Mikaela Cannon is an avid plant lover who runs a small homestead/farm with her husband and kids in Armstrong. She wild crafts and gardens to feed her family, and teaches people how to use plants from the wild in her business, Herbal Myth. Currently, sheโ€™s working towards a degree in Ethnobotany.
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ABOUT THE VENUE: Patchwork Farms is managed by Food Action. The farm is a collaborative community teaching farm located at OC Vernon, and the food grown there is donated to community organizations. We have two entrances – one behind the new Trades Building, and one gate in the new Plaza area by the College Bus loop. Parking is available near both gates. There is no charge for parking in the evenings at this time.

 

Jul
10
Wed
Local Eats: Seasonal Foods of the Okanagan Valley @ Vernon ORL
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm โ€“ 8:30 pm

In this first of three sustainability workshops sponsored by the City of Vernon, we’ll talk about what’s local to our area, why buying local is important, share seasonal recipes, and learn what’s in season right now – and where to find it.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Workshop Registration: Local Eats

 

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