Ever wanted to learn how to grow organic food from expert gardeners? The Richmond Poverty Response Committee is offering Growing Food 101, a 12-week “learn to garden” intensive workshop series this spring/summer. The program is appropriate for beginners and intermediate gardeners alike.
Running May 16 through August 1, the program is already in progress, but don’t let that stop you! Take a look at the schedule and choose the days that you find the most interesting or sign up for the rest of the sessions.
The Richmond Poverty Response Committee is a coalition of Richmond residents and agencies working to reduce poverty and it’s impact through research, projects, and public education. Food Security is one of the issues on the table, so to speak, and the organization is offering Grow Food 101 as a way to promote an understanding of food’s environmental and social impact.
Full day programs are offered each Saturday at Terra Nova Rural Park (2631 Westminster Hwy, Richmond) and include both classroom and hands-on time. Grow Food 101 is broken into 24 sessions (2 per day; mornings from 9am to noon and afternoons from 1pm to 4pm) and are available for only $65 per day or $595 for the entire series.
Bursaries are available for low-income families. Contact Arzeema Hamir at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
Ready to sign up? Choose your sessions and mail your completed registration form with a cheque to Richmond Food Bank, 100-5800 Cedarbridge Way, Richmond, BC.