Plan now for strawberries.

Plant a row to feed the hungry

The first Plant a Row/Grow a Row event by Food Matters Chilliwack is set for April 9 at Gwynne Vaughan Park.

  • Mar. 25, 2011 1:00 p.m.

The first ever Plant a Row/Grow a Row event by Food Matters Chilliwack is set for April 9 at Gwynne Vaughan Park.

The ‘How to turn a patch of grass into a thriving garden plot’ workshop will be delivered by Chilliwack master gardener Brian Minter.

No preregistration is required but organizers are offering some incentive for participants to arrive on time. The first 100 gardening fans to register will receive a free garden-starter seed kit and the first 30 families  — without access to a patch of grass —  will receive a free cedar planter, soil and seeds.

It will enhance everyone’s knowledge about vegetable growing and soil health, but it’s also an opportunity to get involved with the Plant a Row/Grow a Row project to benefit the Chilliwack Salvation Army food bank.

The April 9 event will be by donation, and proceeds are going to Food Matters Chilliwack, the Gleaning Team and future Community Garden endeavours.

For more information on the Plant a Row/Grow a Row Chilliwack event on April 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 46181 Hope River Rd., or Seedy Saturday which starts at 3 p.m., please contact Alanna Clempson at or 604-795-9880

For small scale seed producers to book a table call Jason at 604-703-0341.

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