Volunteers at Beban Learning Gardens had a busy time this summer. Besides the regular jobs of watering, weeding, seeding and harvesting, we managed to put together some designer herb boxes and three fine-looking picnic tables. Thanks to patrons who bought some winter vegetable starters from us over the last few months. We have several planter [Continue]
Here we are in June and finally enjoying some more summerlike weather. Our spring plant sale season is over now and we would like to thank all the keen gardeners who came to buy our starter plants, chat, and browse around our new site inside and out. Plants in boxes outside are doing fairly well [Continue]
Orientation dates have been set! Please attend one of the orientation dates below to join the program and have all your gleaning related questions answered. You do not have to pre-register for a session – just show up! Remember to bring your membership fee (sliding scale $15-$25) and any friends or family that want to [Continue]
This festival is always a winner and to make it even better, NCGS will be selling their veggie, herb, and beneficial flowers all day. For more information see: http://www.nanaimo.ca/assets/Departments/Parks~Rec~Culture/Community~Events~Resources/WildFoodFest.pdf
With a brand new greenhouse, volunteers have been growing seedlings to sell and share with the community. These volunteers will be selling an ever-changing variety of plants and seeds every Wednesday through April and May to mid June from 10am to noon at the Beban Park Greenhouse site beside the pitch and putt golf course. [Continue]
Canadian Organic Growers (COG) is offering the Growing Organic Food course in Central Vancouver Island this spring! This is a new venture of COG’s after having great success with the Organic Master Gardener course. This course focuses solely on growing food, making it ideal for people that want to have bountiful gardens &/or maintain gardens [Continue]
Progress Report Here it is, January 2017, and we are delighted to report much progress on our greenhouse project. It was the middle of August before we obtained our building permit and a few days later, just after the VIEX, a gigantic truck delivered all the pieces that would become our greenhouse.