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Harvest party 2022

Harvest Party Oct 15, 2022

Fun was had by all at last Saturdays Oct 15, Harvest Party, from Pumpkin weight contest, to raffles, silent auction and amazing food. Music with our dear friend Ian Wilson. And the food mostly grown at Groundswell was superb!!! Many wanted recipes, so stay tune! And the weather was perfect. A mix of members and volunteers enjoyed the evening.
Thanks Ian and all those who donated art work, produce and time!
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An Autumn Morning in the Garden!

flowersYumm… Pumpkin spiced coffee, carrot cake and a garden tour
2022 Sept 7, 10:00 to 11:30 at an Invermere private garden.
Cost: members $15/non members $20
To register, see tickets.
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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The Garden Differences – a Windermere Garden Tour

flowersJoin us for a day of beauty, possibilities, learning and fun as we tour a variety of different styles of gardens all developed and maintained by home gardeners. Their hands are in the dirt and their hearts are right there too. Your host gardeners will share with you “Why we do what we do!”
At noon we’ll refresh with the perfect picnic from Hopkins Harvest- nutrition packed with a ton of savoury flavors. So delicious you’ll feel spoiled. (Includes main, beverage and a treat)

Food in cupDate: Sunday, July 24, 2022
Time: 9:30 – Meet at the Columbia Valley Chamber Parking Lot Pick up for the bus, 2 morning gardens, a delicious and nutritious lunch, 2 more gardens in the afternoon.
4:30 – drop off at the Chamber Parking lot.
Cost: $68/person – Includes your bus, yummy lunch and all 4 garden tours.
Member’s price: $63.00/person
NOTE: Only 30 Tickets Available
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Note: Some walking on flat paved surfaces and standing required. Adult tour. No pets.
Dietary restrictions will be accommodated
All other details available in your registration package

Dealing with Garden Challenges – Timber Ridge Garden Tour

garden tableThis 4 garden tour will open your eyes to the huge dilemmas that home gardeners face and overcome here in the valley: having to literally uproot your garden and move it miles away, dealing with a pothole 6’ deep in your front yard, sandstone slopes along the sides of your garden and adjusting to the challenge & change of gardening alongside house construction next door.
These gardeners have overcome all that and more and they did it themselves.
Come join us and be amazed at their grit and creativity.

garden tableDate: Saturday, July 9, 2022
12:30 meet at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce parking lot at the Crossroads – To CAR POOL
1:00 1st Garden
3:00 Ice cream treats/rest break
3:30 – final garden
4:30 – return to the Columbia Valley Parking lot for vehicles and disperse.
Cost: $35.00 per person (includes ice cream treats).
Groundswell Member price – $30.00 per person
Limited seats – 30 tickets available
To register email

NOTE: flat walking on paved paths required, some standing on uneven surfaces.
Further details on what to bring and parking info available on registration.

Photos of the tour:

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