Growing local food for newcomers to Cranbrook

Shannon Duncan will be providing information about the Community Garden at the Cranbrook Public Library on March 27. - Photo submitted
Shannon Duncan will be providing information about the Community Garden at the Cranbrook Public Library on March 27.
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As part of the Welcoming Communities project,  The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and The  Cranbrook Public Library have teamed up to provide a free one hour  presentation for newcomers.  Gain local knowledge of the Community Garden and find out what resources and experience are needed to grow your own food here. If you are a new comer or have immigrated to Canada in the last 10 years you will be interested in the information offered by Shannon Duncan of the Food Action Committee as part of the Explore Your Own Back Yard Series at the Library March Thursday 27th at 7 pm.

“So much of gardening is rooted in experience and there is such great potential for sharing and learning about each other in the garden” states Shannon Duncan. She will share gardening tips as well as information about the Community Garden.

This presentation will increase the local capacity for growing food by offering a place where immigrants or newcomers can learn more about growing food in our climate while exchanging skills from a local member of the community.

The presentation is free but registration is required. This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

To get involved or to register call Jenna Madsen at the Cranbrook Public Library at 250-426-4063 or email .

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