Here at Healthy Village Wellness it is one of our values to promote urban gardening projects that help make our community healthier and more beautiful. Growing our community and making it easy to know how to start your own garden is one of the goals of the Get Growing events. We bring in experts to show you the tips & tricks backed by years of experience all in a fun, interactive event for you to enjoy.
Profits from this event are donated to the Urban Roots Program to plant & grow more trees in Grande Prairie.
Houseplants 101 with Shawn Bouchard
10:30am - 12:00pm
Shawn will be talking Houseplants 101, specifically addressing how to keep your houseplants healthy, clean of indoor pests, and exactly what are the benefits of having indoor plants anyway? If you have pests on your houseplants, feel free to bring a sample, with a leaf from the plant in a sealed ziplock baggie. There will be a Q & A after the talk for your houseplant questions. Please, pest samples only, please do not bring plants with diseases or molds into Healthy Village Wellness.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Please bring your own bag lunch or slip out and come back.
Urban Permaculture Gardening with Kolby Peterson
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Rooted in the principles and practices of permaculture, this presentation is about how permaculture design can empower us to build the community we want to live in. Using examples from the far reaches of the globe to the Peace Country - Kolby will share the basics of permaculture design and how it can be applied to an array of human systems to build healthier, resilient, and thriving communities.
Permaculture offers alternative, creative, and practical ways to gather together, grow our food, and manage our landscapes that are as replenishing to the human spirit as to the land and soils upon which we live. You will be invited to gather around a table to sample and admire Peace Country terroir - the ‘taste of the lands’. In this, we find the hope beneath our feet, and in the possibilities that come when we reimagine how we meet our collective needs.
Pricing is $45.00 per person. Must pre-register, please note admission is non-refundable.
You can register online or call our office at 780-832-4012.