Time to eat your veggies

Vanderhoof's community garden takes advantage of the harvest season to showcase local produce.

A student from W.L.McLeod School harvested tomatoes from the community garden last year.

Vivian ChuiOmineca Express

 

As the end of summer approaches, it’s party time at the Vanderhoof Community Garden.

On Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m., the Nechako Valley Food Group is offering a free harvest workshop for thumbs in all shades of green on harvesting types and storage techniques.

For  instance, potatoes are best harvested during dry weather to avoid muddy ground, said Maya Sullivan, a coordinator of the group.

Taking place on Sept. 9 is the Harvest Festival, featuring local vendors and a dinner of local produce.

“It’s a great chance to see the garden, what we have accomplished this year, and what local producers are doing,” said Sullivan.

The garden is also a venue for W.L.McLeod School’s Farm to School program, which offers a healthy lunch to students, said Michelle Roberge, a participant in the program with her children.

Having maintained the garden throughout the summer, students and parents will harvest the fruits of their labour in mid-September.

 

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