Cuba1tours will once again be offering Garden/cultural tours to Cuba. Now that travel is safely opening and many of the restrictions are being lifted they have begun to register people for both Garden tours. The first one will be to the Eastern part of Cuba and will begin October 21 and end October 31, 2022. The second tour will be to the Central/ West, including Havana, from February 25 to March 7, 2023. Some people have signed for both tours, but plenty of space remains. All tour details can be found by visiting www.cuba1tours.com.
2022 has been proclaimed as the Year of the Garden. More information can be found on their website.
BCAFM (BC Association of Farmers’ Markets) has a great list of what is in season each month:
SPEC puts together a monthly newsletter. Check out the SPEC website to subscribe and to see newsletter archives. Highlights for this month include:
- Welcome SPEC’s New Executive Director – Jennifer Henry
- Earth Day 50/50 Raffle
- Run for SPEC – Scotiabank Half Marathon
- Workshop – Small Farm Sessions
- Community Events
- Monthly Team Meetings
Denman Island Home & Garden Tour
June 11 & 12, 2022
9:30 – 5:00 Info and Earlybird Tickets $20 starting March 15
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Don’t miss this incredible Tour, long considered one of BC’s top horticultural events. This year features the renowned home and garden of award-winning broadcaster and writer Des Kennedy, as well as eleven other glorious rural properties.
The Globe and Mail has called Denman Island “a 5-by-10 kilometer swath of horticultural gems.” After a four-year hiatus, Denmanites are ready to throw open their garden gates, inviting the public for a rare up-close look at the creativity, skill and passion they pour into their properties.
The gardens are accomplished, imaginative, and full of variety — lush blooms; tranquil ponds; artisanal stonework; hand-crafted arbours; permaculture practices; and stunning ocean views. The houses offer exquisite craftsmanship, innovative design, inspired use of local materials, and unique island touches.
This weekend event provides an unforgettable experience for lovers of gardens, homes and rural living. Many people return year after year from all over Canada and around the world, and are never disappointed.
SPEC is offering online workshops to support small- scale urban farming in Metro Vancouver
Coming up on March 27th, Spring Affair 2022 features speakers who will discuss the ways that gardens can help fight climate change.
During the month of March, West Coast Seeds will be donating 100% of the sales of their sunflower seeds to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
The sunflower is Ukraine’s national flower and is a symbol of resistance for the conflict that is currently taking place in their country.