If you're thinking about creating a new vegetable garden or just want a better one for less work and more yummy food, attend the talk Saturday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt, A Year in the Vegetable Garden.
Four of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden's volunteers will tell their tale of turning a field of couch-grass and weeds into a vegetable patch that produced more than 450 kilograms of produce in eight months.
The dream of fresh-from-the-garden food is strong, especially if you want the best flavour and nutrition at the lowest cost and with the least effort. But considering what to grow is often easier than knowing how to start.
This two-hour session with photos is a great way to find out. Harry Hill, Susan Blockberger, Odessa Bromley and David Bromley, four of the volunteers who brought the Botanical Garden's vegetable plot to life this past year, will share methods for building a productive food garden from the soil up. You'll learn about organic practices such as good water management and the lasagna-layering method for making deep, rich soil inexpensively.
Find out what worked best and where the team plans to make changes. They'll confess to their goofs and failures as well as triumphs and surprises and offer suggestions for your challenges too. Better results with less work - who can argue with that? Admission is by donation, $5 to $20 suggested.
See www.coastbotanicalgarden.org for further information and photos of the garden.