FAR hosts gardening workshop

FAR aspires to reclaim, retain and share the know-how and skills needed to produce a bountiful garden through their Seed to Table workshops.

Timothy Arnell (left)

Timothy Arnell (left)

The West Boundary Food and Resources Society (FAR) held the second of a four-part series of monthly workshops entitled Seed to Table on the last day of February at St. Jude’s Anglican Church in Greenwood.

Speaking on behalf of FAR, Vivien Browne said that about 40 people turned out for the workshop on gardening. They came from Osoyoos to Christina Lake and everywhere in between.

In the morning they had a presentation by Lorraine Dick talking about worms and vermaculture. Then people pitched in to reconstruct the greenhouse at the Greenwood Community Garden that sits on St. Jude’s property. The work to restore the greenhouse was overseen by Tim Arnell.

After a lunch catered by Greenwood City Foods, workshop participants planted trays of spring harvest salad mix to take home. Then Carol Young gave a presentation on companion and antagonist planting, planting in the Boundary growing zone and crop rotation.

FAR recently unveiled their new website: www.farsociety.ca. It is an interactive website designed by Westbridge resident Judy Singer with funding from a federal New Horizon’s for Seniors grant. The next Seed to Table workshop will be held on March 28, again at St. Jude’s so that people can see the progress of the greenhouse.