I gave a workshop/demonstration today at Canada Blooms on growing herbs and other edibles in a strawberry pot but I ran out of handouts. I wasn’t expecting such a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who came.
As promised I have posted a printable version of the handout here for those who missed out.
Thanks to Richters for the herbs and to Collette Murphy of Urban Harvest who supplied her fantastic organic fertilizers: “Kelp Meal” and “Green Wisdom Herbal Plant Food.”
Updated: Some photos from today’s workshop. I’ll be giving a presentation this Friday on Guerilla Gardening. Fri. March 10 (11:30 am). Or see me afterwards at the Toronto Botanical Gardens booth (on the 700 level) for book signing.
The tiny human picture.
The stage was so far back from the audience I invited people to come up afterwards to look at the project and the plants. Because really herbs are all about smelling and touching.
The Youth aka my most excellent assistant for the day Jay (who also took most of the pictures) want to say that the fake graffiti wall is kinda dumb/lame.
by Gayla Trail
Remembering when to sow and when to plant out can be tricky when you’ve got a wild variety of seedlings on the go. Download and print out this seed starting plan to chart out the sow dates, and planting out dates of this year’s crop.
Download chart here
Join me for two events on Friday March 3
Coffee with Gayla: 2:00 pm
An informal chat in which I will talk about my own gardening story and life; my personal passions; why I garden the way I do and what gardening means to me.
Urban Gardening: 3:30 pm
An intro to organic gardening in the city that covers non-traditional gardening spaces, challanges and how to work with them, how to access your space, inspirational and thrifty ideas, growing food, unusual (yet easy) plants, and more.
Sat. March 4 (11:30 am)
Enjoy a three course organic lunch as panel members discuss “What I Love About Gardening” and “Current Gardening Trends.”
For more info visit: The Stratford Garden Festival
Sat. Feb. 11, 2006.
Vegetable Gardening Symposium
Clackmas Community College, Gregory Forum
8 am to 4 pm
This event includes a selection of wonderful speakers on varied topics related to growing food [See link above for full listing]
I will be giving a presentation called, “Gardening with Limited Resources and Challenging Spaces” (Pretty self-explanatory) at Noon followed by a Panel Discussion/ Q & A with other speakers at 3:00pm.
Registration includes lunch and refreshments. See here for details.
Sunday Feb. 12, 2006
Book Signing & Seed-Starting Workshop
3811 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, Oregon. (503) 288-4889
Learn the ins and outs of starting veggies and flowers from seed. Thrifty hints and tips for beginners, apartment dwellers and small space gardeners. I’ll be signing books and answering gardening questions.
Admission is FREE!
I know it’s geeky but I like to stop in bookstores to check for the book. If I’m in a new city I’ll check in stores I pass on the street, and in my own city I’ll check in stores I know carry it just to see it on the shelf. It’s still a huge thrill almost a year later. One time my brother was with me and he yelled out, “This is my sister’s book!”
Here I am in the Chapters in Ottawa:
Here it is in a store window:
And taken with a really bad camera phone: