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Unearthing the “Dirt” on Soil

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in | Comments Off on Unearthing the “Dirt” on Soil

You’ve probably never given much thought to the earth under your feet, but it deserves some careful attention. It is no secret that in order to grow healthy plants you need healthy soil! In this three-hour workshop you will learn about soil types, microorganisms, nutrients, soil amendments, and soil water relationship. Learn how to make your soil more fertile, increase plant productivity, and the importance of appropriate management and land use practices to ensure conservation of this vital resource. Maria will teach you how to test your soil’s pH using a soil test kit. Each student will also be asked to bring a soil sample from their garden so that they can learn how to determine their soil type. You will also learn about various soil amendments and how to determine the amount given for a given area. Finally,...

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Learn how to plant a veggie garden!

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

.     This free one-hour workshop with Kamloops Master Gardener Jo-Lynn Forbes will be held down at the downtown Public Produce Garden, 121 Victoria St. Come learn some important tips and techniques on planting a vegetable garden. The workshop will include hands-on demonstrations. This is a great resource for beginner, seasoned, and ‘just curious’ gardeners. To register, please send an email with your name and phone number to . See you in the...

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Horticulture Horizons conference at TRU

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

.     A one-day conference is being planned by TRU’s horticulture program, featuring 8 seminars by certified horticulturists, garden designers and plant specialists.  Topics include fruit-tree training, rockscaping artistry, culinary herbs, succulent plant cultivation and square-foot gardening.  The keynote address by Glen Bowman will chronicle the effect of globalization on the gardening industry.  Attendees can look forward to a lunch created by TRU’s culinary arts department. Early bird registration (until March 30):  $60 Regular registration: $70 For more information, please contact Kevin Scollon at 250-828-5181  or...

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Seedy Saturday Gardening Event

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in At Issue | 0 comments

.     Friends of the New Victory Garden and Kamloops Master Gardeners invite you to a sharing of garden seeds and information.   Want some free seeds or some gardening advice?  This is the place for you!  Also, if you have lots of saved seeds, bring them with you.   Don’t forget to label them with the variety and date saved.  Recycle your old envelopes for this job! Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Sahali Mall #22- 945 W. Columbia St. 9:30 am – 1 :30 pm Gardening seminars will be presented by Master Gardeners & local experts.  Two sessions will be held for each of the 30-minute presentations Starting your own vegetable garden –Dianna Chalmers Beekeeping in your own backyard –Kamloops Bee Keepers Square Foot Gardening-Annemieke Neufeld and Brenda Sanden   $2.00 ADMISSION CHARGE   v    Refreshments available at Mall cafés v   ...

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Pass the urban produce, please!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in At Issue | 0 comments

Kamloops Food Policy Council presents Darrin Nordahl, landscape architect, urban planner & author.  Learn how creative city spaces can and do inspire environmental change, social connectivity, and healthier citizens.  Wed, May 4th at 7 pm at the TRU Clocktower. Click on article heading then click on poster for details: ...

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