Local growers alert: greenhouse opens, get listed for free

It’s that time of the year again, for Vanderhoof’s green thumbs to shine.

It’s that time of the year again, for Vanderhoof’s green thumbs to shine.

 

Community garden

The Vanderhoof Community Garden, free for all to sign up and use, opened its greenhouse in April.

 

Calendar for 2016

Feb: sign up for your plot(s)

Apr: Greenhouse is open

May: Outside plots ready for planting

May-Aug: Garden work bees

Sep: Harvest Celebration

Oct: Clean-up plots for the winter

 

Managed by the Nechako Valley Food Network, the garden aims to empower the community to grow and eat locally.

It is accessible for people with varying physical abilities, such as wheelchairs and walkers, and securely fenced with a flush bathroom, water fountain, covered area, seating and shared tool shed.

The garden has divers options with a greenhouse, raised beds, and open ground plots.

Offering free workshops throughout the year, the community garden is an opportunity for learning, mentorship, and volunteerism.

More information can be found through bytes@nvfoodnetwork.ca and www.nvfoodnetwork.org.

 

 

Local producer directory

The May 1 deadline is approaching for local producers to be included, or last year’s information to be updated, in the free Nechako Valley Food Network Producer Directory.

Interested individuals can email nvfoodnetwork.org, or contact Maya through sullmaya13@gmail.com or 250-570-219.

The free directory will be ready for distribution by May 13 when the Vanderhoof Trade Show kicks off.