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Celebration of Nature – Sizdah Be-Dar

This event is part of the Persian New Year Noruz Festival in the Creek. On the 13th and final day of the Persian New Year (commeorating the. coming of Spring) we have Sizdah Be-Dar. This is a day when families and friends gather and picnic in a park near a body of flowing water. The tradition is to tie a knot in the sabzeh (sprouted wheatgrass that is grown for the new year), make a wish, and toss your sabzeh in the river. This symbolizes letting go of the old, and welcoming in the new. I’m encouraging people to try growing their own wheatgrass, but there’s no problem if you don’t. We will try to have extra sabzeh for guests to partake. Everyone is welcome to pack a lunch if they would like to picnic and to join for this ancient practice.

Opportunity: Neighbourhood Small Grants

Deadline April 18th. Ideas that Connect Neighbours. The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program helps residents of any age, experience, or background take part in building community. We offer a small grant of up to $500 for you to bring your community project to life. With a Neighbourhood Small Grant, you join our network of thousands of project leaders who have taken steps to better their neighbourhoods—just like you.
Why are we doing this? Because magic happens when neighbours connect. It forms friendships, makes our communities safer and more vibrant. We have helped make communities in British Columbia stronger, safer, and more welcoming since 1999. Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other.

B&K Garden: Caring for Your Orchid

From light to water to growing mediums to fertilizer, learn all about how to keep your orchids happy and healthy! We’ll also show you how to repot your plant once it’s done flowering. This is a free class, no registration needed – just drop by!

One Tiny Farm: Earth Day: Seed Starting and Soil Blocking

What better way to celebrate Earth day than to get your hands in the soil?! Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, helping us start a new crop of seedlings for the Tiny Farm! Katy, our Market Garden Coordinator leads us through starting seedlings, plastic-free, using the soil blocker from our Tool Library. Learn about soil composition and more in this fun, hands-on

Your participation is by donation.

Botanical Gardens: Annual Plant Sale

Our annual Plant Sale returns! This popular fundraiser for the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden will be bigger and better than ever this year. Check in again soon for more details!

One Straw: Introductio to Herbal Medicine

Join One Straw Society’s Market Garden Coordinator, Geordie Kennedy at One Tiny Farm and go over the fundamentals and core concepts of herbal medicine in the Western tradition. Participants will be given the opportunity to become acquainted with the theory and practice of herbal medicine surrounded by many of the most useful and commonly employed herbs.

By donation, reserve a spot.

One Straw Society: Water Collection Walk

Walk around One Tiny Farm, chatting about big tanks, little tanks, connecting tanks, pumps, drip, asphalt roofs, metal roofs, gravity, swales, and collecting off of greenhouses! We’ll show what we did, & what’s working and not working. With support from the Sunshine Coast Credit Union for our tanks and system. Drop in by donation.

Harmony Hall: Gibsons Garden Club: Candace Campo and Richard Till: Native Plants and Trees

Meetings are open to members free of charge and to the public for a $3 fee. We meet every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Harmony Hall (686 Harmony Lane) in Gibsons.

If you plan to attend a regular meeting of the club please wear your membership card (if you are a member), bring your own cup for refreshment break, do not wear any scents and consider bringing something garden related for the share table.

PR – Spring Into Summer Market

Eepic local makers market to ring in the Summer season. We’ll have something for everyone at this family friendly event: activities, shopping, eating, drinking, and relaxing.

One Straw: Member Potluck

A monthly potluck with fellow One Straw Society members and mentor-farmer Alisha, coming together to chat veggie gardens!

Bring a potluck dish to share, your own cutlery/dishes/mug, and all your gardening questions. Please RSVP so that we can best plan for you, however if you do find yourself suddenly able to come last minute – feel free to join us all the same!

PR – The Uptown Market

Wednesdays to end of September. There will be fresh local veg, locally raised meat, baked goods, nice hot coffee and other goodies. Contact 604-223-4066 if you would like to be a vendor – this is a producer’s market so you must grow/create what you sell.

Botanical Gardens Plant Sale continues

Tuesdays to June 27. A great place to find just the right additions for your garden.    Please park in the main parking lots.  Payment accepted by cash, cheque, Visa, and Mastercard.

Davis Bay Farmer’s Market

Saturdays to October. 12-4:30 Open 2 hrs longer than the Sechelt market for the late risers. Always new vendors.

One Straw: Stomping Seeds: Finding the bean within

You’ve heard of stomping tomatoes, but have you ever tried stomping beans?! Come learn about seed saving and processing! Bring your curiosity, your questions, and your gardening spirit! We’ll dig in together, share insights, and connect with fellow seed and garden enthusiasts.

Please register here so that we can best plan for workshop materials, however feel free to still drop in even if you didn’t register ahead of time.

Recommended donation: $5 – $20

Your donation helps us subsidize these educational opportunities to ensure that all folks have access to the joy of learning about & celebrating our food systems!

One Straw: Ready for Rest: Fall Soil Care in Small Spaces

Join us at Sechelt Streetside Garden for a Work & Learn celebrating cover crops, composting, and the soil food web of small-space gardens! Bring your curiosity, your questions, and your gardening spirit! We’ll dig in together, share insights, and connect with fellow plant enthusiasts. Let’s grow our gardens and our gardening wisdom side by side!

One Straw: Cozy Critters: Help us build homes for the pollinators

Let’s brighten up the fall and fill the Streetside Garden with fairy & pollinator homes!

Join us for a family-friendly workshop where we’ll be building enchanting fairy houses and cozy pollinator homes. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature, unleash your creativity, and provide a welcoming haven for our tiny winged friends. Come one, come all, and let’s make our garden buzz with life!”

Please register here so that we can best plan for workshop materials, however feel free to still drop in even if you didn’t register ahead of time. Thanks!

Recommended donation: $5 – $20 per person

Your donation helps us subsidize these educational opportunities to ensure that all folks have access to the joy of learning about & celebrating our food systems!

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