Mar 26, 2009

Interesting Skills Building Events

Keep an eye on Valley Events and the Grapevine to know what's going on!
Staying Healthy in Hard Times -Canadian Diabetes Association

Join us for practical, creative tips on how to keep healthy, eat well, manage stress and reduce the risk of diabetes and its complications when economic times are tough. The afternoon will include speakers, a trade show, door prizes, and a healthy snack. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kentville Fire Hall, Kentville, NS

Topics will include:
Stretching your food dollars - Dietitian Deidre Burns
Community kitchens/community gardens – Debra Reimer
Managing your stress

This is a free event, open to the general public. You do not have to have diabetes to attend.

To register, please contact Judy Swift 902-542-3870 or

New Farmers Gathering - a note from David Greenburg
(from what I've heard this event is not to be missed! It's a rich and fascinating community and skills building experience. Devin)
Its official, we have a date for the second New Farmers Gathering. 2 PM Saturday June 13th till 5 PM Sunday June 14th. All lovers of food, farming and community are invited to celebrate and learn at The Lorax Woodlands and Black River Farm. This is just fifteen minutes from Wolfville on the South Mountain. The cost is just $40 for the whole event including food, workshops, live music and all the fun and love we can pack into 27 hours.

If you want to know more please call 902 691-6303 or email

Mar 24, 2009

Gardening 101!

Note: the date of this workshop has been changed from the date listed in the BLC brochure to April 19th.

The “Buy Local Challenge” kicks off its exciting new workshop series with

Gardening 101!

In this introductory workshop, we will discuss how to begin a new garden, planning and layout, sourcing local garden supplies, organic methods, and basic plant care including transplant dates, watering, mulching, and compost.

Activities include planting demonstrations, seed starting, gardening videos, and plants to take home. Participants will also receive a gardening resource kit and handouts, and we will check-in with your progress on the Buy Local Challenge!

Cost: $5 for Buy-Local Challenge participants or $10 for community members. Cost includes all supplies, resources, and snacks during break.

Presenter: Michelle Fike, organic grower and owner of Pumpkin Moon Farm

Date: Sunday April 19, 2009

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: in Wolfville, TBA

RSVP to Devin (, 542 5044, or at the Wolfville Farmers' Market Info Booth)