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Thursday, March 20th, 2014 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

John Braithwaite Community Centre Anchor Room
145 West 1st St, 
North Vancouver, BC


Inspired to start to growing your own food? Perhaps you are a brand new gardener, or you’ve been growing flowers for years and are excited to learn something new. Join this workshop to learn how to plan and plant your first vegetable garden from seed to table.

In this workshop you will learn the basics on planning and planting a successful garden. Topics will include: site selection, soil health, choosing your crops, timing your planting, watering, and harvesting. Mike is a local expert and will be able to direct you to resources in the community to help your garden grow. Come ready to ask all the questions you have about starting out!

Mike Nassichuk claims he was raised in a vegetable patch and credits his parents as being his foremost vegetable gardening teachers. He is a UBC graduate with degrees in Biology (B.Sc and M.Sc.), which provides a scientific context to his gardening interests. He is a qualified Master Gardener (since 1988), has also completed the Advanced Master Gardener program, and is a recipient of the VanDusen Garden ‘Award of Distinction’.

Mike grows a variety of vegetables and other plants in his gardens and has given numerous presentations, seminars and clinics on growing vegetables and other topics.

Participant Instructions: This is an indoor lecture style workshop. PARKING- Free street parking is limited, but this workshop is held after 6pm so there is no 1-2hr time restrictions. Pay parking: $1/hr parking in the City lot in the 100 block of East 1st Street, and $2.50/hr parking in the parkade directly below the community centre. The entrance is located on West Esplanade (just west of the BC Liquor Store).

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