Interested in growing your own food?

Seeds to Savories event promises to teach you how to do just that

Children help plant one of Quesnel’s two community gardens.

Are you worried about the increasing costs of fresh food? Feeding families good food is getting more and more expensive.

A cost effective alternative is growing your own. April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the CNC/UNBC campus is the place to be if you are interested in growing, harvesting, preserving, preparing or eating good nutritious food.

Seeds to Savories, formally Seedy Saturday, is a free event that welcomes

everyone in the community.

Dozens of displays and many experts will make for a great event. Seeds and starters plants will be for sale and displays of composting to help create fertile soil will be part of the day.

Visitors can take a tour of the College greenhouse tomato trials and learn how to raise the important greens that are easy to grow and super nutritious.

More ambitious growers can find out about raising rabbits, backyard chickens or honey bees.

The demonstrations by chefs, Jennifer and Bruce Linegar-Johnson on cooking with the fresh food available locally will be a hit.

Representatives from the community gardens will be there with information about how to get involved and how to start your own community garden.

The community gardens have a lending library of food preservation equipment available to anyone in the community as well.

The museum will also be there with interesting history of food production in our area.

For example, did you know we have an ideal location for producing potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables?

Kids can try a number of fun activities that include planting sunflower plants in homemade pots or making a mason bee house to help these important pollinators.

Volunteers will be on hand to supervise the toy area.

Quesnel residents really need to produce more of their own food and become more food secure than we currently

are.

If the idea of being more food self-sufficient appeals to you, this is a great chance to gather the information and inspiration you need to get growing.

– Submitted by

Maureen Trotter

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