Upcoming Garden Workshops: Lasagna Gardening, Seed Saving & Wild Foraging

LASAGNA GARDENING WORKSHOP

Date: Wednesday Sept 9
Time: 6:00pm
Facilitator: Leanne Baer, Gardener & Urban Agriculture Enthusiast

Location: Guelph Street Community Garden, 250 Guelph Street, Kitchener (beside the railway tracks & Spurline Trail)

Description: During this short workshop, Leanne will show you the steps to build a “Lasagna Garden“. Essentially, adding layers of “green” and “brown” compost to enrich the soil quality of your garden plot with natural materials you can find within the neighbourhood. She will show you two garden plots that have used this method this year and you will see the difference in soil quality.

Also for discussion: Bindweed! We have quite a lot of it in and around the garden and will need some consistent strategies for dealing with it.

Bring some food for a potluck meal to follow.

SEED SAVING WORKSHOP

Date: Sat, Sept 12
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Taarini Chopra, from Seeds of Diversity (www.seeds.ca)

Location: Little City Farm, 508 Duke St W, Kitchener

Description: During this workshop we will learn all the steps of seed saving: from planning your planting and isolating varieties, to collecting seeds from plants in your garden, to cleaning and rogueing seeds, and storing your seeds to plant the next year. The workshop will be hands-on, and we will collect and clean seeds from a variety of garden vegetables, as well as tour the Little City Farm property to observe the diversity of vegetable, flower and herb seeds ready for harvest in the gardens.

Optional: Bring an extra $15 to the workshop day, to take home a copy of Seeds of Diversity’s book, “How to Save Your Own Seeds” home with you!

Cost: $25 (includes all materials, instruction, hand-out notes)
Pre-registration required – please contact Karin at info@littlecityfarm.ca
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WILD FORAGING FOR FALL EDIBLES

Date: Sat Sept 19
Time: from 1-3 pm
Facilitator: Jackie McMillan, local wild foods enthusiast
 
Location: Little City Farm, 508 Duke St W, Kitchener
Description: Back by popular demand – Jackie led us through a spring wild edibles class and will now cover the different roots, barks, leaves and flowers that are abundant in the fall season.  We’ll do some tasting and explore what’s growing wild at Little City Farm, and also discuss proper plant identification and ethical wild-harvesting strategies. 
Cost: $28 (includes all materials, instruction, handout notes, and samples) 
Pre-registration required – please contact Karin at info@littlecityfarm.ca
More about Little City Farm: www.littlecityfarm.ca
508 Duke St W, Kitchener
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