The key to having food from your garden year round is to create a good seeding schedule. In this course we will create a planting calendar for the year, look at pushing planting dates in the spring and fall to extend the season and harvest, plan succession sowing for continual or extended harvest of certain vegetables. We will discuss materials and shelters that help extend the season for the more delicate crops. Please bring a blank calendar to the course. $35.
Have the earliest producing and greatest tasting tomatoes! Learn how to select top varieties, propagate from seed, prepare the soil, transplant and train tomatoes. Also learn how to protect your crop from pests and save seed from your favourite tomatoes. Course includes 5 heirloom tomato seedlings ready to transplant in May. $45.
National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014) is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers.
Volunteers strengthen our communities and make our country vibrant. The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, calls Canada “a smart and caring nation.” It’s our dedication to community involvement that has given us that reputation at home and around the globe.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Deadline: March 14, 2014 -
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is proud to make a call for nominations for our upcoming Business Excellence Awards.
As one of Sooke’s premier annual events, the Chamber Business Excellence Awards recognizes the best-of-the-best and celebrates the businesses which set the standard of excellence in our community, as nominated by the residents of Sooke.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS - GALA EVENT:
The Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our upcoming Business Excellence Awards Gala to be held at the Prestige Hotel on Saturday April 5, 2014.
As one of Sooke’s premier annual events, this much anticipated evening recognizes the best-of-the-best and celebrates the businesses which set the standard of excellence in our community, as nominated by the residents of Sooke.
Join Cowichan Green Community’s Executive Director Judy Stafford and Food Security Coordinator Vanessa Goodall to explore what collective actions Sooke can take to strengthen its farms and increase food security.
Cowichan Green Community's been on a bit of a meteoric rise the past year. Food CHI is excited to have the dynamic duo of Vanessa and Judy presenting to Sooke farmers, market gardeners, and anyone interested in strengthening local farms and increasing food security for the region.