Monday, July 22, 2013
9 am to 3:30 pm
@the Digby Exhibition Grounds
854 Riverview Road, Bear River.
Workshops include raising chickens, pigs, making cheese, foraging, seed saving, growing hops, basket weaving and many more.
Register by July 17.
A new course of garden workshops are taking place this spring in Bear River.
- Learn how to grow vegetables from seed the organic way.
- Learn what soil is, how to nurture your garden and the ideas behind companion planting.
- Learn the full life cycle of plants and what to do with all that produce.
- Sow heritage vegetable seeds then take them home and grow them on to mature plants.
Get together with like-minded beginners this spring and get your veggie ventures off the ground. To get the most from this course early registration is recommended. Payment ($75) is due by 12th March and courses start on 17th March , either Thursdays (a.m.) or Saturdays (p.m), at the Oakdene Community Centre. Hope to see you there.
Please take a look at the attached poster for more information or call Ginny Hurlock at 467-0481 for further details. A course outline is available on request.
If you are wondering why a person would choose to leave the city (in this case Vancouver) to move to Bear River, check out the blog Life at Sledding Hill. Last year Martin and Gordon bought a farm here and brought their dreams with them which involved lavender fields and lavender shortbread cookies and beautiful chickens.
Hen and Rooster at Sledding Hill.
Martin’s ‘Why Bear River’ post sums things up.
The transition from our Vancouver desk-job lives to being modern homesteaders in rural Nova Scotia has been remarkably smooth. We haven’t had a day of regret.