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Gardening Basics Workshop Series 1 – Soil, Water, Food – rescheduled feb 28

Rescheduled feb 28.
Gardening Basics Workshop Series
Ensure Success
Get your hands dirty working in the greenhouse while you learn!
Opportunity for gardeners to be gentler on the earth while harvesting more nutritious food…
gardeningPart 1. Soil, Water, Food

  • Learn basic permaculture principles
  • Create Living soil rich in microorganisms which support plant health
  • Understand the best ways to top dress, make worm castings and composting 101.
  • Understand our valley soil, necessary mineral amendments and zone areas. There are many microclimates in the valley. Is your garden one of them?
  • Watering – our most precious commodity in the world today – how to reduce consumption, reuse existing water, slow evaporation, and remove harmful chemicals from the water.
  • Learn how to use a garden journal.
  • Basic care of garden tools
  • Share experiences and ask questions with a community of gardeners and an experienced coach.

Date: February 21, 2023 Rescheduled feb 28
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Location: Groundswell Community Greenhouse
Cost: Members (Regular and Premium) – $25.00 Non Members $30.00
What to bring: garden gloves, trowel, a soil sample from your garden or yard (if you don’t yet have a garden), your water bottle.

***NOTE: if you book all 4 programs in this series the total cost for members is $80.00, a savings of $20.

The Outdoor Learning Store discounts to Groundswell members

The Outdoor Learning Store

Our Friends at CBEEN are offering Groundswell Members access to discounts on gardening, nature & sustainability resources & tools! 

Invermere is home to The Outdoor Learning Store – a social enterprise of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN), and a go-to hub for outdoor, environmental and Indigenous learning equipment & resources.

They now offer a variety of resources and equipment for gardening & sustainability that are likely to be of interest to many Groundswell members. As a result, we’ve secured a discount code that you can use, and 100% of the proceeds from the outdoor learning store go back to supporting non-profit environmental initiatives! 

All orders are placed online, and can either be shipped or picked up locally in Invermere at Palliser Printing. Enter GS123%$ at check-out, and receive a 5% discount. And 100% of proceeds go back to supporting outdoor and environmental learning non-profit initiatives! 

Here are a few of the tools and resources they now offer that are likely of interest: 

  1. Ktunaxa Ethnobotany Handbooks
  2. Pacific Northwest (Indigenous) Plant Cards
  3. Syilx Plants & Animals Guide
  4. Traditional Métis Plant Use
  5. Set of 8 Beautiful Children’s Books on Soil & Compost
  6. Nature Explorer Pack
  7. Kids Compost Kit
  8. Food Cyclers for Schools (and homes & offices!)
  9. Gardening Set for Kids (3 tools)
  10. BC & Rocky Mountain Nature Guides
  11. Animal Tracks & Traces Field Nature Guide
  12. Groundswell: Indigenous Knowledge and a Call to Action for Climate Change