Putting Your Garden to Bed- FREE WORKSHOP

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Date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am
 

In this workshop, Hilary will discuss ideas about soil building, winter protection, cover cropping and planning for next year. We’ll also talk about storing ones bounty. This will include ideal conditions for storage, drying, preserving and freezing as options. She hopes to be guided by questions from participants, and is happy to broaden the scope to discuss more details about plans for Spring and how they work with how you leave your garden in the Fall.

The discussion will be followed by free lunch 12-12 30.

 

Please visit our eventbrite page to register:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/putting-the-garden-to-bed-tickets-76087649207
 

 

 

This is a free event however donations are welcomed.

 
 
 
Facilitator: 

Hilary graduated with an honours degree in Environmental Studies at Carleton University, which is where she became interested in food politics and the concept of Community Supported Agriculture. Right after graduation, Hilary found herself in Amagansett, NY, apprenticing on one of the first CSA farms in North America.  That was in 1999.  Hilary returned home to work on the implementation of school yard vegetable gardens in inner city Ottawa, but missed farming.  So, she signed up for a year long farm apprenticeship in Lincoln,MA, where she learned how to drive horses, as well as organic animal husbandry of sheep, goats, pigs, milk cows and vegetables.  Hilary has been farming full time ever since.  She operated Teamwork CSA for 13 years, from 2001-2015.  She is as convinced as ever that Community Supported Agriculture is a powerful way for us to improve the health of our farmland and environment at large, our communities and our own selves.   Hilary started out borrowing land, eventually settling in at Dunbrae Farms in Almonte, ON, where she operated her CSA for 7 years before her and Nick bought their own farm in Lanark, ON.  Today, Nick and Hilary grow vegetables for the Almonte Farmers’ Market, raise Tamworth and Birkshire pigs, laying hens, keep bees and their two Suffolk Punch workhorses, Winnie and Zeus.  The farm is ever-evolving.

Location: 

190 Gore St. East

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