Free gardening workshops in Aldergrove

Garden to Table program is working in partnership with LEPS to present the "Gardening 101" series of free workshops

The Garden to Table (G2T) program is working in partnership with Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) to present the “Gardening 101” series of free workshops for new or novice gardener on Saturdays at St. Dunstan’s Church Hall at 3025 – 264 Street, Aldergrove.

Composting – June 15, 2:30 to 4 p.m.: In a landfill it can take up to 20 years for a banana peel to break down. In a backyard composter, it can take as little as a few weeks. In this workshop learn what type of composting is a good fit for your needs and learn how you can do your part to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills.

Canning – July 13, 2 to 5 p.m.: Learn how to safely preserve the summer harvest. This hands-on workshop guides you through the steps of canning seasonal produce. Bring your own apron, paring knives and cutting board. (Adults only workshop but childcare can be available if needed)

Preparing for winter gardening – August 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m.: On the west coast we can harvest fresh vegetables from our gardens year-round! Learn what you can plant in the summer and fall for harvest in the winter and spring and how to extend the growing season for many fall crops.

Food Safe Course Level 1 June 15th 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $60 per person. Training provided by certified instructor. Do you or someone you know need to have the food Safe course for a job or for a volunteer position? do you have teen how is hoping to get a job in the food industry? This course is designed for people working on the front lines of the food service industry from dishwashers to servers, bussers to line cooks and chefs. The course covers safe food handling, hygiene, sanitation and work safety. You will learn how to prevent foodborne illness, receive and store food, prepare and serve food safely, and clean and sanitized.

For more information or to register for the workshops, please call St. Dunstan’s at 604-856-5393 or email: st.dunstans@telus.net. Space is limited.