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*Healthy Soil for a Great Garden (low cost workshop; FREE for seniors)

Event Details

*Healthy Soil for a Great Garden (low cost workshop; FREE for seniors)

Time: April 23, 2017 from 1pm to 3pm
Location: West End Community Center
Street: 870 Denman St., Barclay Room
City/Town: Vancouver
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Phone: Register: #106182 through WECC 604.257.8333 or in person, or through the online link below.
Event Neighbourhood and Type: west end, workshop, gardening, soil, west end urban garden club
Organized By: Village Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks and WE Neighbourhood Food Network
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2017

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Event Description

In this joint Village Vancouver - WENFN West End Urban Garden Club workshop with Rhiannon Johnson, you'll learn how to build your soil for a healthy vibrant veggie garden! Ever wonder what's so special about soil? Or what you can do to make your soil even more fertile? Soil is the foundation of a terrific veggie garden it provides the nutrients, stability, and resilience for healthy plants for greater tolerance of storms, rain, heat, drought, disease, or pests and a bigger veggie yield out of your garden. Bring a 1 liter CLEAR container with a lid at least half full of YOUR garden soil for some simple tests to learn specifically about your garden's soil and how to improve it with natural fertilizers, soil amendments, and gardening techniques for a more vibrant and resilient garden. We'll also learn about composting, tailored to your space, and how it can supplement your garden's health.

We'll have the community seed library present - you can get some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate some seeds.

Registration required: #106182 through WECC 604.257.8333 or in person, or Vancouver Recreation ( FREE for seniors (50 and over; register through WECC).

For a complete list of other WEUGC/ WENFN, and VV WE activities/workshops, including May 6 Seed Savers Club, May 7 Community Potluck, May 7 Garden Club, May 17 Introduction to Fermenting, May 28 Native Edibles Workshop and Walk, Jun 4 Introduction to Japanese Herbs, Jun 11 Community Potluck, Jun 11 Garden Club, Jun 17 WENFN/VV booth at WE Car Free Day, Jun 25 WENFN/VV booth at Strawberry Festival: visit Vancouver Recreation (,, or email Ross Moster or

Village Vancouver and West End Neighbourhood Food Network are members of Vancouver Neighbourhood Food Networks ( - check it out!

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