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Garden Tour Road Trip & Picnic lunch

Radium Community GardenROAD TRIP! Put on your sunscreen, grab your garden journal, and join us on a road trip to Radium.
Date: early June TBD.
Time: TBD (we will finalize details based on how far along the gardens are and the preferences of those of you who put your name on the wait list)
Location: two gardens in Radium and tons of interesting info. Share, learn. laugh and eat.
Transportation: car pool
Tickets: To put your name on a wait list register by RSVP

It’s a wrap

wrapChristmas Eve morning saw Groundswell volunteers wrapping poinsettias for delivery to senior’s homes and valley churches to add beauty to their holiday.

wrapThe David Thompson EI student’s sparkling stars on the hill have stopped shining as the garden prepares to go back to sleep until spring.

wrapMain Street Fun and Games was presented with The Favourite Tree Award by Edson Martins, Store Manager of Home Hardware. The Paul Mondragon tree sculpture will be as treasured as Main Street’s dragon that they decorated their tree with. Be sure to drop into their store for a close up look and a word of Congratulations.

Four Points Books was a close second with a classic blue and white theme pointing us in the direction of a better future by growing ourselves through our reading, and Mrs. Armitage’s JA Laird class was a big hit with Gramma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.

The trees were voted on by attendees over the 4 nights of Groundswell’s First Annual Garden of Lights.

wrapWhether adding their wish for 2024 on the Wishing Tree, warming by the fire with friends or indulging in Carole singing along with Bryant Oleander and the Valley Voices …community celebrated the blessings of this valley as they contributed to the growing movement for Food Sustainability with Groundswell Community Greenhouse and Gardens and all their partners. We are working together to ensure that everyone who lives here goes to bed with a full, well-nourished tummy.

wrapThe Grinch waves good bye as he retreats to his mountain top to plan his return to upset your holiday in 2024. Hi Jinx creative designer, Arly Franson, has already started to dream of sugarplums
Ring in your new year by contacting us as a potential sponsor or volunteer for next year and make this valley even brighter.

Visit us at Groundswell later in January. Watch with your very own eyes the miracle of crisp lettuce, healthy kale, and new tomatoes sprouting under the leadership and green thumb of Marion Andrus, Groundswell manager Stephanie Stevens, and all the volunteers of Groundswell. Check out groundswellnetwork.ca/events.

Getting Down and Dirty – Old Blue Truck Farm – Dealing with Food Security

What are you interested in?
In this hands-on workshop you can help prep a row so you have an up close look at Permaculture and what a difference it makes to creating healthy, living soil.
You’ll peer through a magnifying glass to understand what living soil really is.
You’ll have an opportunity to make tea and can even buy some to take home.
You’ll finally get an answer to the makeup of the soil in the valley and solutions with rock dust for balance PH.
You’ll see with your own eyes the difference of the nutritional value of what is grown in a Permaculture crop compared to store bought.
Hugelkultur bedYou may even get to help build a Hügelkultur bed.
Groundswell members: $20; non-members: $30
Date: was Sunday, 2023 May 7
Time: 10 – 12
Location: Old Blue Truck Farm
What to Bring: Wear grubbies, comfy shoes that can get dirty, garden gloves, water bowl and your garden journal (if you don’t have one you can buy one there for $10 (cash).
Facilitator and Host: Dale Wilker

Event photos and comments:
Old blue truck farm workshop/tour. The tips and the learning never stopped, as we created living soil and planted the first seeds of the season.
“I always learn new things and I have been gardening for 40 years. Dale has so much knowledge to move us to a gentler way with the earth and then the earth gives us more back.” – Jim.

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Homestead Harvest Happy Hour Garden Tour

Local bug expert, compost king, and market gardeners, Lana and Garth, will share their know-how, in a garden tour of a historic homestead and growing food processing business.
You will enjoy new ways of growing strawberries, cantaloupe wearing pantyhose, ask your questions about insects and get a handle on how food goes from the earth to a delicious product that can be eaten all winter. Refreshments and appies will be served under a 100 year old apple tree at the end of the tour offering an opportunity to ask your questions and visit with fellow gardeners.
fresh produce
Date: June 17, 2023
Time: 3 to 5:00 – tour and then refreshments and apples under a 100-year-old apple tree during the Q&A and chance to meet fellow gardeners and share gardening stories.
Price: Members – $25.00 Non-members: $35.00
Location: Close to Invermere – you will receive the address with your ticket.
cups
Things to bring: comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, bug repellent, water, sunscreen, hat, garden journal (if you don’t have one you can buy one that afternoon from Groundswell for $10).
gifts
Special note: there is an honour system market stand with produce and all kinds of goodies so you may want to bring some cash for goodies.