” GROW ORGANIC “
4th March from10.00 till 3.00 at the Florence Filberg Centre Curtenay
Entry is $5.00 for adults. Children, members and volunteers get in free.
Once again we will be hosting our seed exchange with many varieties of locally grown seeds. Only $1.00 per packet.
We will aslo have many Vancouver Island seed companies with their seeds and maybe even seeds from further afield, all organic and non GMO.
The Seedy Cafe will be open from early till 10.00 am with complimentary drinks and baked goodies for vendors and volunteers. At 11.30 the chefs will be serving a delicious vegetarian lunch available to all for a fee and to volunteers in exchange for a meal ticket.
Our keynote speakers will be Connie Kuramoto and Donna Balzer.
Donna Balzer Speaker and garden writer. 10.30 – 11.30
At Seedy Saturday she will talk about ” Have Fun in Your Garden – new ideas for 2017 “
Why should kids have all the fun? Taking the lead from best selling, richly illustrated No Guff Vegetable Gardening, Donna will speak about new ideas in the garden plus old garden ideas worth recycling! This talk will include soils, fertilizers, trends and new technologies that will boost your garden success meter. In really big news, it’s all 100% organic. Don’t delay, dig in today.
Connie Kuramoto 1.00 – 2.00
Seed Saving; The Heart of the garden.
Join Connie Kuramoto as she talks about the importance of saving seeds for our environment, as well as our enjoyment. Learn how to culture a diverse gene pool within your garden that is both tasty and resilient! It’s easier than you think!”
Connie Kuramoto has been an active part of the Vancouver Island Horticulture scene since the mid seventies. She has over forty years of experience that ranges from selling flowers on the street corner, to managing greenhouses and market gardens, with a lot of home food growing in between. Connie taught Horticulture for Vancouver Island University for over twenty years, and since she retired has taught for North Island College in their Horticulture Apprenticeship Program, and for Gaia College’s Organic Land Care Diploma. She is currently running a Gaia College Growing Organic Food Course and series of home food gardening and traditional skills classes at the Parksville Museum’s Urban Farm School. Connie is available for specialized workshops and training, as well as consulting and garden services through her company, Gardens on the Go.