2015 Saanich Fair

Another year of successful gardening with children went by, including the summer camps at Panorama! With some time off to plan for the new year ahead of us, we put together a fantastic booth at this year's Saanich Fair. Look at out lovely new banner that will be travelling with us to all events we will participate in. Thanks for stopping by to say HI and hope to see some new volunteers or Grower Educators this year!

Summer Opportunities with the Growing Young Farmers Society

The Growing Young Farmers Society is offering a summer workshop series for interested gardeners to expand their knowledge.  In addition to workshops provided by the GYFS, we are offering opportunities for local educators and teachers to offer their own workshops on a topic that they are passionate about themselves.  These topics may include any of, or related to the following:

  • Canning/Preserving
  • Plant Biology
  • Food Forests
  • Lasanga gardening
  • Hugelculture
  • Irrigation
  • Permaculture
  • Companion planting
  • Composting
  • Bugs: Friends or Foes?
  • Kitchen, or small space gardening
  • Herbs and their uses
  • Sprouting
  • Small scale farming 101
  • Introduction to gardening 101

Applicants must send an e-mail to funding@gyfs.ca, subject "Summer Workshop Proposal" consisting of a short paragraph describing their chosen topic, and any specialized equipment or spaces they will need in order to facilitate their workshop.  Applications must be in by May 24th. The workshops will be offered in conjunction with he GYFS, and workshop compensation is negotiable. 

National Volunteer Recognition Week "We Appreciate You!"

Thanks to 'those' people who nominated me for the award!

It was National Volunteer Recognition Week (April 15 – 21, 2012) and our chance to let those special volunteers in our lives know that “We Appreciate You!”.  All across Canada, all week long, volunteers will be celebrated and thanked in a myriad of different ways.

This year's winner is Dave Friend founder of Growing Young Farmers Society!