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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

Tuber Tango – Date changed – the divide and swap steps.

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Dancing involves practice, companionship, and joy. So too does learning to divide, store, and start dahlia tubers.
As the cold drives us indoors we can use this time to plan for beauty next year.

This is an informal and practical discussion on Dahlia’s – the most beautiful and diverse of autumns flowers. Come learn how to grow them, save and store tubers, share some and get some new ones for your next spring’s planting. Learn from dahlia lovers and share some thoughts of your own.

Jessie Caza (King) and Pat Roome and their dance partners will teach you all about dividing tubers to increase your quantities, storing your dahlias over winter, and starting them in the spring.

Arrive empty handed or dig up your own dahlia tubers and bring them along (you may have friends with dahlias who just let them freeze in their gardens and die – they’d be happy to give them to you if you asked to save them).  You’ll learn how to identify the parts of the dahlias, how to cut them, label them, how to let them cure and then store them over winter.

This session includes swapping/giving of tubers & tango’ing (socializing) – please bring an image of your dahlia(s) in bloom to show others. Participants who arrived without dahlias may be able to buy tubers from other gardeners.

Argentinian wine and cheeses will be served to improve your tango (socializing), tuber splitting, and swapping.

Date: October 18, 2022 Date changed to Nov 8

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Location: Groundswell Community Greenhouse and Gardens  1535 14th Street

Cost: Includes wine and nibblies.  Members Price: $15.00/person; Non Member – $20.00

Seating is Limited
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