Activity Guide

Register online at iReg .nanaimo.ca General Inquiries 250-756-5200 72 Special Interest Plan Your Winter Garden Now NEW! Planning is important for a winter garden, and the time to do it is earlier than you think! Many overwintering plants take a long time to mature and need to be planted shortly after your summer garden. This workshop will get you started on your best winter garden ever! Instructor: Connie Kuramoto Sat,May12 10am-12pm $10/1 162452 Pine Street Community Garden (271 Pine St) Starting From Seed Learn the basics of starting your own vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed in this hands-on workshop. Growing plants from seed has so many advantages for gardeners. Seeds cost only a fraction of the price of buying plants, plus there is a wider selection of varieties available. Most importantly, growing and collecting your own seed is rewarding and fun! Everyone will go home with a nice selection of seeds, starter pots and soil. Instructor: Priscilla Brewer Sat,Apr14 10am-12pm $29/1 162440 Fern & Feather Studio & Garden (3920 Yellowpoint Rd) Greenhouse Growing 101 NEW! Are you interested in starting seedlings from scratch in a greenhouse? Join us at the new Beban Park greenhouse to learn how and what to seed for your garden, greenhouse growing of food plants and various considerations for greenhouses, including pollination, disease prevention, shade and ventilation. Instructor: Connie Kuramoto Sat,May5 10am-12pm $10/1 162453 Beban Park Community Garden Growing Herbs Successfully NEW! Gain practical advice from a master gardener and learn about the benefits of growing herbs in your garden or on your patio in this informative workshop. Instructor: Dorothee Keieser Sat,May26 10am-12pm $10/1 162454 Beban Park Community Garden Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Pruning is not just a winter activity! Besides being able to prune in short sleeves, your trees can get many benefits from a summer shearing, including less sucker growth and possibility of disease. Instructor: Scott Wiskeri Sat,Jul7 10am-12pm $10/1 162444 Pine Street Community Garden (271 Pine St) TEENS WELCOME! If you see a program you would like to participate in outside of the Youth Section, give us a call to find out how you can participate! Invasive Plant Work Parties Join like-minded individuals to bust some broom at one of our work parties. Your efforts really make a difference in improving our environment's health. All equipment and training are provided. Work Party &BBQ at Pipers Lagoon Park Wed, Apr 18 10 am-2 pm 162451 BBQ hosted by Bill's Place Broombuster at Tourism Info Centre Sat, Apr 21 10 am-12 pm 162445 Sun, Apr 29 2-4 pm 162448 Broombuster at Beban Park Sun, May 6 10 am-12 pm 162449 Sat, May 26 2-4 pm 162450 For more information on work parties in your neighbourhood, please visit www.broombusters.org. Invasive Plant Drop Zones Sunday, April 22 & Saturday, May 26 11 am-3 pm Bowen Park (offWall St) Special Interest

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