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Harvesting Herbs for Winter Health

A lot of herbs go to waste when autumn frost comes. Learn how to harvest Herbs simple and easy ways. This doesn’t have to be difficult and it can be fun. It can also involve the whole family.
The organic herbs from your own garden will have twice the food value, scent and taste as store bought herbs do and they are soooo much cheaper.
You will learn different methods to dry herbs and how to store them to use throughout the winter months.
You will hands on harvest and prepare herbs for drying during the workshop.
Date: Aug 26, 2023
Time: 9:30 – 11 (best to harvest after the dew and before the heat of the day)
Place: Groundswell Community Gardens
Cost: Regular and Premium Members $25. Non members $30.
What to bring: Your Garden Journal, Your garden gloves, pruners (if you need to you can borrow), your water bottle.
Facilitator: Laura MacKinnon

Groundswell’s Harvest Party

Harvest Party
Celebrate Local Food & Art
Saturday October 15, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Groundswell Greenhouse and Garden
Address: Corner of 15th Ave and Westridge, Invermere BC.
Tickets: $30 per member, Bring your friends bundle: $100 for 4 people one person must be a member.
Tickets below
Join us at Groundswell Greenhouse and Garden Saturday October 15 for a fundraiser celebrating Local and Art!

Mingle and Graze on local harvested foods
Groundswell will be offering a small plate menu of delicious canapés, grazing plates, and desserts that honour this unique growing region. The garden bar will also be flowing with wine, beer, and cocktails.
The small plate menu will be sourced from local fields, farms, and food producers— focusing on the year end harvest.

Local art auction and music
Lovely pieces of art by local artists will be up for silent auction with proceeds to Groundswell. In addition to tasting local food and feasting your eyes on local art, guests will also enjoy live music by the local musicians.

Win door prizes
Enter our prize raffle for a chance to win items from generous local donors! Prizes will be displayed from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Your entry ticket includes one raffle ticket and additional tickets will also be available at the event (5 for $10). Door prizes will be drawn throughout the evening.
Prizes have been generously donated by local farmers and businesses.
If you’re a local business that wishes to support us through a prize donation, please email: info@groundswellnetworks.ca

Support our Groundswell as a Living Classroom
All proceeds from this event—including beverage and ticket raffle sales—will support Groundswell’s Education Programs, Community Gardens and Regenerative Gardening initiatives.
These initiatives include several sustainable food projects that support and increase our local Food Growing knowledge:
– Apple Rescue
– Community Gardens
– Food Growing Education Programs
– Green Energy Initiatives

Tickets include:
• Canapés, snacks and dessert (available from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
• 1 raffle tickets for the Door prize
• 1 welcome non-alcoholic drink

Kindly note that tickets do not include:
• Alcoholic beverages (wine, beer, cocktails)
• Additional raffle tickets
Up to 60 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Become a Member: Buy memberships in advance online or purchase at the door.

Event Schedule
4:30 pm
Food & beverage service begins
Prize raffle opens
Silent Auction of art pieces begins
5:00 pm
Welcome presentation
Door prizes draws throughout the evening
7:00 pm
Silent Auction over, announcements