JANUARY

Documentary Screening: The Need to GROW | Jan 17th

| 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | The Centre for Spiritual Living |

With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, The Need to GROW offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement – an 8 year old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization – a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture – and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing soil regeneration technology.

The Need to GROW delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil – revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.
https://www.earthconsciouslife.org/theneedtogrow

Suggested donation at the door $10
$1 popcorn

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Planning Your Year Round Garden Workshop | Jan 18th

| 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Greenways Office: 1195C Fir Street |

Here in Campbell River, it’s possible to harvest from our garden all year round! Planning is the key to a continuous harvest and there is no better time to get started than the beginning of the new year.

This workshop will cover seed catalogues, planting calendars, seed starting, crop rotation and more. January is the time to draw maps; set time lines; sort through your seed collection; pour over catalogs; and review last year’s notes. Planning the year around garden is a matter of imagining it through time and space. This workshop will show you how good garden design and soil care; planting and harvesting schedules; crop rotation; and working with the right varieties for the season will improve your yield, reduce your labor, and increase the resilience of your crops for every month of the year.

Course cost is $20. Advanced registration is required.

Follow this link to register

 

Interpretive Walk: Winter Waterfowl & Shorebirds | Jan 26th

| 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Meet at the end of Adams Rd in Willow Point |

Grab your binoculars, come out for the first interpretive walk of our 2020 series & help us support WIRES‘ wildlife rescue and care efforts in Australia! January 26 is ‘Australia Day!

Did you know that over 20 bird species are living just beyond the shoreline? Join Greenways’ President, Sandra Milligan, and bird expert, Ray Allan, for a shoreline stroll and revel in the beauty of Oystercatchers, Harlequins, Horned Grebes, and our special gull species. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them!

WHERE
Meet at the end of Adams Road (by Willow Point Discovery Foods). The Discovery Foods plaza is your best and closest parking choice. From there it’s only a 1-minute walk to the end of Adams Road.

ADMISSION
While it is cold and rainy here, it is blazing in Australia. Greenways will be donating all proceeds from the walk to support WIRES’ wildlife rescue operations in Down Under. Learn more about their work here: https://www.wires.org.au/

The walk is free for Greenways members, $10 for non-members. If you wish to make a cash or cheque donation on site, you can & we will add it to our wildlife rescue donation.

[Click on the following link to get your 2020 membership & support Greenways’ conservation work: https://www.greenwaystrust.ca/get-involved/]

 

FEBRUARY

Feeding Your Garden: Soil & Fertility Workshop

| 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Greenways Office: 1195C Fir Street |

A garden that feeds us year round must be fed. This workshop will teach us how to improve soil, increase and maintain fertility, and support soil life for the long term success of your garden! Adding mulch and compost to your garden is a simple way to start, but in the long run, to maintain soil health you will need to increase organic matter and mineral availability. As plants grow, they absorb nutrients in order to produce delicious food for us to eat. Plant growth and development largely depends on the nutrients available in the soil and a deficiency can lead to less healthy plants and therefor, less healthy food. Join us to explore the value of soil care, how to feed your garden with natural nutrients and increase the number of organisms that live in the soil.

Healthy soil means healthy plants that produce more delicious food!

Course cost is $20. Advanced registration is required.

Follow this link to register

 


 

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Love Campbell River’s natural spaces? Join the Team to help restore, sustain and protect natural areas and critical habitats. Currently the Team is an an on-call email list: We send a call-out a few days ahead when there is a project going on and the weather looks reasonable. Come if you’re able, join us another time if you’re not. Contact us ([email protected]) to join the Team.

 

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