CV Growers and Seed Savers is hosting Dianne MacLean (Bear Dreamer), as their speaker on Thurs, Nov 7 at Creekside Commons in Courtenay, starting at 7 pm. She is currently employed by Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness (D2D), as a coordinator of their Community Garden, and will be speaking about the history and future of the garden, which is located at 6th and Harmston in Courtenay. MacLean will also be speaking about urban wildcrafting.
Dianne is a Metis Storyteller, Environmental Educator, Community Net-Worker and Consultant. She has worked as a
Registered Nurse, Wildcrafter, Storyteller, and Herbalist. She has strong connections to the Aboriginal Community and is an internationally respected Elder.
The Dawn to Dawn Community Garden is completing its second successful year of growing and harvesting good food for people in need. MacLean explains “Garden involvement also encourages cooperation among individuals and groups, as people participate in the unique experience of learning, working and sharing.”
A garden work party will be held on Sat, Nov 16 from 10 am to 2 pm. In the coming year the D2D garden will be making garden plots available to the public.
To reach Creekside Commons from Courtenay, take Cumberland Road, turn left onto 20th Street, then the first right onto Lambert. Follow to the end of Lambert and park on the street. Creekside Commons is a shoes-off sort of place, so bring slippers, and a mug.
All are welcome by donation, and GE-Free refreshments will be served.
Contact Susan at 250-334-2375 or cvgss.org for more details.