General · 25th April 2019
Quadra Island Garden Club
On Monday, May 13 from 7-9 pm at QCC Quadra Island Garden Club presents “Gabbing About Gardens”, an interactive panel discussion featuring local gardeners experienced in a variety of gardening approaches and styles.
Discussion topics include: composting, growing flowers, growing winter gardens, growing perennial herbs, building soil health, climate change challenges, hugelkulture and much more.
Garden club members are free; visitors pay $3.
One thing is for sure. Every gardener has their own favourite way of gardening. Some gardeners double-dig; other gardeners have a “no-dig” approach. One gardener grows mainly perennial edibles while another one focuses on intensive planting of edible annuals. That gardener composts in a black bin; this gardener built a compost bin using recycled pallet. There are so many ways and means of gardening.
“Gabbing About Gardening” will showcase some of the many approaches taken to gardening on Quadra Island.
Our gardener panelists include long-time residents and newcomers alike. The thing they all have in common is their love of gardening and their willingness to share their knowledge and their stories. Our panelists include: Karen Dunn (greenhouse tips, hugelkulture); Marc Doll (gardening in a changing climate; composting tips), Mimi Smienk (general Quadra Island gardening tips), Karen Richard (growing medicinal and culinary herbs), and Eileen MacKay (growing flowers; watering tips). They will share their wisdom and successes as well as their most challenging experiences and failures.
Bring your questions, your comments and your own gardening tips to share! Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Lu at 250-285-2213.