Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Public Produce Garden, Message from Shannon

Hope you are all enjoying this sunny start to summer! The Garden sure is lovin' it!!! We are starting to feel the summer bounty. 
Ready to harvest now: 
kale, greens, herbs, strawberries, peas, beets
Regular group work bees are Wednesday mornings, 9-11 AM, in an effort to beat the heat. Come down to share some time together, while giving back to the Garden that feeds us :) The whiteboard is updated weekly, with ideas of priority tasks to be done. There is space for you to add your thoughts as well! 
The gate is always open, and benches will be installed under our pergola any day now...making it an even better place to be.

The second in our 3-part Edible Garden Workshops is coming up next week - Wednesday, July 16, 6-8pm. FEED YOUR SOIL. This workshop is $10. Volunteer bursaries are available, please contact me if this interests you. (Poster attached)
Some of what we'll be exploring:

Soil testing (soil composition, nutrition, contamination, PH)
Weeds as soil indicators
Feed the soil vs. feed the plant (organic vs. synthetic fertilizers)
Timing & local sources for soil amendments
Relationship between soil nutrition/nutritional content of food
Mid-season plant maintenance

To Register: or call: (250)427-2535 ext 223

We also have a Local Food in the Kitchen workshop series starting in August. More information to come...but here's a sneak peak:
Aug. 6 - Foraging (this is a nature walk)
Aug. 13 - Sweet Canning
Aug. 20 - Sour Canning
Oct. 1 - Vinegars/Drinks
Oct. 8 - Fermented Condiments
Oct. 22 - Curing Meats

Hope to see you in the Garden soon!

Shannon Grey Duncan

Cranbrook Food Action

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