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
Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)
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.
SOLD OUT! 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. 🙂 A calculator and monthly calendar could be handy to bring.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: Registration Form – Garden Planning
Check out our website for details on the other Starting from Scratch Workshops – Seed Starting and Caring for Seedlings.
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 Workshops – Garden Planning and Caring for Seedlings.
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!!
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
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.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration is required. Click here: http://foodaction.ca/square-foot-gardening/
In this workshop, we’ll talk about what to plant to encourage pollinators to visit your garden. 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
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