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Seedy Saturday 2022 will include four weeks of virtual workshops starting January 29th, and an outdoor seed exchange on March 12th.  See details below!

The Denman Island Growers and Producers Alliance is proud to be hosting this year's Seedy Saturday.  All online events are by donation.  You can DONATE HERE or get a GPA MEMBERSHIP HERE.

 

Virtual workshops run from 10 am - noon

Seed exchange will take place outside recycling with the winter market vendors on March 12th from 9 am until noon (or March 19th if weather is horrible on the 12th)

 

The Denman Island Seed Library, which is housed at the Portable at the school (aka. The Food Bank), will be present at the seed exchange and will happily accept any seeds that are left over after the seed exchange. The Seed Library offers free seeds year round in the CAP Site next to the pre-school. It is open 4-7 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Making the Case for Nuts in an Age of Climate Catastrophe - January 29

Dylan Gale and Nick Montgomery of Nutcase Nursery are on a mission to get people to plant more nut trees. Join them to learn about how nut trees can be an empowering response to climate catastrophe, helping make our gardens, farms, and food systems more resilient. They will be sharing their nutty ideas about why we should grow more nuts, what nuts to grow and how to maximize yield with minimal effort. (nutcasenursery.com)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84188119148?pwd=QXZuakczaVlmMmlJLzRGV3lzRTJ6UT09

Meeting ID: 841 8811 9148
Passcode: 736205

Dial-in # +1 (778) 907-2071 

 

Interactive Fruit Tree Pruning Webinar with Kate Janeway - February 5

Kate Janeway of Denman Island Heritage Apples will discuss fruit tree pruning techniques. This interactive presentation will cover some of the classic pruning guidelines for fruit trees such as apples, pears, and plums.  The session will focus on practical application of pruning knowledge and webinar participants are encouraged to submit a photo during the session of one of their own trees. The group will discuss where to make specific pruning cuts and the rationale for those decisions, providing a template for you to confidently prune on your own! Denman Island Heritage Apples is a small-scale fruit tree nursery that specializes in saving and propagating traditional varieties of apple and pear trees. Kate’s knowledge base and services include orchard design and maintenance, nursery trees, and juice pressing. (denmanapple.ca)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88599356361?pwd=dURlQ2dXeG1vOXJjQmE2djVlVlJpdz09

Meeting ID: 885 9935 6361
Passcode: 426093

Dial-in # +1 (778) 907-2071 

 

Plan B(ean) - February 12

Plan B(ean) was born in 2019 with a conversation about how to respond collectively and joyfully to the challenging times ahead, as Plan “A” (business as usual) is clearly not working. Inspired by Dan Jason’s book and talk on “The Power of Pulses,” five (so far) experienced gardeners formed and launched an island-based collective with the goal of growing trials of various pulses under local conditions. Can we grow enough to supply our families and (hopefully) even more? We will discuss our project including selecting best-suited varieties, irrigation, enhancing soil quality, planting with an inoculant, mulching and experimenting with trellising. (denmanislandclimateaction.ca/action-areas/plan-bean

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89470466478?pwd=VzByS2d5cWJlMDI5b1hmYU9HK2ptZz09

Meeting ID: 894 7046 6478
Passcode: 198430

Dial-in # +1 (778) 907-2071 

 

Increasing Resilience in Food Production - February 19 (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

Peter Janes of TreeEater Nursery will explore some ideas around increasing the resilience of our local food production systems to stressors like drought, extreme heat and market instability. Peter Janes is the owner/operator of TreeEater Nursery. He spends most of his time and energy working with perennial plants that make food: Both in the nursery and on the homestead where he lives and works with his family. (treeeaternursery.com

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84250333407?pwd=TFV6bmVyV1Y1aWd4cXJLN3d2ZVBOQT09

Meeting ID: 842 5033 3407
Passcode: 621250

Dial-in # +1 (778) 907-2071 

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