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An Autumn Morning in the Garden!

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flowersYumm… Pumpkin spiced coffee, carrot cake and a garden tour
Sept 7, 10:00 to 11:30 at an Invermere private garden.
Cost: members $15/non members $20
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coffeeGreet the morning glories and listen to the trumpet flowers glorious song of colour.
Learn more about the unique combing of flowers and veggies with a special interest in zinnias, gourds, pumpkins and squashes.
Check out a unique deer fence.
Join a fun discussion on what trees and shrubs could fill in a new area to expand the garden for next year.

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How to tuck your garden up for the winter

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putting your garden to bedEllen Wilker will guide you through scheduling and prioritizing what you need to do to tuck your garden safely up for the winter:

  • What to do with your compost
  • How to winter seed
  • How to protect your soil
  • How to keep biodiversity over the winter so it is still there come spring
  • How to protect your plants, shrubs, trees from animal damage
  • How to overwinter your plants
  • How to clean up and protect your perennial beds
  • How to care for your tools, structures and greenhouse so they are ready for spring

Date: Sunday, Sept 18, 2022
Time: 1:30 – 3:30
Location: Old Blue Truck Farm – 1076 Swansea Road Invermere BC
Cost: Members – $20.00
Non Members- $25
Note: Groundswell will be doing separate workshops on dividing tubers and seed saving.
Ellen Wilker
Ellen has a BSc in Environmental science and Geography, and currently doing a diploma in Environmental Restoration. She started her journey in agriculture as a farm hand at edible acres. It was here she fell in love with developing a reciprocal relationship with the land, for her community. After school she joined forces with her family in order to get The Old Blue Truck Farm off the ground. Her plan is to combine her love for agriculture with the environment in order to restore agroecological systems!

Culinary & Medicinal Benefits of Herbs – 2 Part Program

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Culinary & Medicinal Benefits of Herbs – 2 Part Program

Dates: Fresh Herbs Wed. Aug 24 — Dried Herbs Wed. Aug 31
Correction Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Facilitator: Heather Fischbuch, Herbalist
Cost: One Session: members: $50, non members $55
Two Sessions: members $90 non members $100
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Seed saving 101

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seeds 101
Groundswell has been happy to be a part of seed saving and lending endeavors this year, particularly with helping out the new Invermere Public Library’s Seed Library, launched this past spring, The idea behind a seed library is to create a collection of regionally adapted seeds, ones that know how to grow in our climate. Seed libraries make seeds more accessible and can be a huge part of food and environmental sustainability. We can grow food for our families, friends, and food banks. We can find unexpected and beneficial places to grow (squashes in a ditch, anyone?). We can teach our youth how to grow their own food and build a hearty collection of heritage seeds for the valley!

How do we save seeds though?

When: Saturdayday, Sept 17, 2022
Time: 10 to 11:30 AM
Where: Invermere public library, 646 4 St, Invermere
Facilitator: Gladys Hanson