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Garden Tour – Road trip to Radium

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.

Seedy Sunday – Seed swap and plant sale 2024

Seedy sunday
Seed swap
Groundswell Seedy Sunday event
Sunday Feb 11, 2024
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
at Groundswell Community Greenhouse, Invermere
Cost: Free

Thinking about spring and want to get started sprouting seeds for your garden, well you are in luck!
If you are looking to swap, buy or learn about seeds and seed saving this is the event for you. It’s the time of the year when we’re all getting excited to plan our gardens and get seeds ready or ordered.

This year we have a special presentation from Dale Wilker of Old Blue Truck Farm on “Growing & Saving Heritage Seeds!”. Heritage seeds have been passed down for generations, grown for their high nutrient levels and other important individual qualities. Dale Wilker, a local farmer will share his heritage seed saving and growing stories, so you can benefit from using heritage seeds this summer in your garden and greenhouse!
As well Mateja, a local grower, will share her insights into seed development, selecting good quality seed growers and why buying non-GMO seeds is so important. Not only will there be plenty of seeds to swap but seed giveaways from specialty BC seed growers!

If you are looking to swap, buy or learn about seeds and seed saving this is the event for you. It’s the time of the year when we’re all getting excited to plan our gardens and get seeds ready or ordered.
Bring your seeds ready to swap, in clearly labeled envelopes outlining:

  • Type of Seed
  • Variety
  • Seed Company (if applicable)
  • Year Saved or purchased
  • Quantity of seeds in each package
  • Where it was grown
  • Growing tips

Please don’t bring any GMO seeds or seeds collected from hybrid plants, as it won’t grow true to type. Also, note that seeds remain viable for 2-4 years if kept in a cool, dry place, out of the light. Some seeds (onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach) are only good for a year unless stored especially well.

No seeds to swap? No problem!
•There will be seeds to purchase and seed giveaways from specialty BC seed producers!

Plant swap:
•Bring your own seedlings, cutting or houseplants to sell or swap.

If you are an avid seed-savers and will be needing your own table please email us at info@groundswellnetwork.ca by Friday February 9th so we can set up a table.

Look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday the 11th!

Groundswell’s Gurus in the Greenhouse

Groundswell’s Gurus in the Greenhouse

Want a little informal garden advice?

Have a bug, plant, or fertilizer question? Planning for next year? Want to overwinter your geraniums? Unsure about planting this late in the season?

Groundswell has a Guru in the Greenhouse

Date: The 1st and 3rd Thursday for the month of Sept and Oct
Time: 2:00 to 3:00
Location: Groundswell Greenhouse

Come enjoy a cup of tea, a chat with fellow gardeners.
It’s an opportunity to be social while learning a lot.

You’ll be welcomed by Thyme for Gardening Guru’s such as Frances Jamieson and Anita Deck and by Groundswell Board Members and volunteers who understand the valley’s growing challenges.

Past events page of:
Garden Gurus 2022 Sept 1 ➤
Garden Gurus 2022 Sept 15 ➤
Garden Gurus 2022 Oct 6 ➤
Garden Gurus 2022 Oct 20 – Cancelled on account of sunshine ➤