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 foodmatterschilliwack.gleaning@gmail.com or 604-795-9880

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

Just Posted

Chilliwack students take the lead as mental health advocates

About 100 Chilliwack youth prepped to make a difference during Mental Health Week

Chilliwack Centre of Excellence paddlers make national teams

The CCE athletes battled through four heats at Canadian team trials in Oklahoma.

OPINION: When observation affects what is observed

I’m aware that covering criminal court proceedings can impact lives and sometimes the proceedings too

Crown seeking 30 months for Abbotsford vehicle theft, flight from police, Chilliwack crash

Michael Joseph Hasell has 47 criminal convictions on his record in B.C. and Alberta

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Langley MP describes most recent diagnosis as a ‘miracle’

Tory Member of Parliament Mark Warawa doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, but operable colon cancer

Man driving wrong way on Highway 17 ‘seriously’ injured after crash: Surrey RCMP

Police say the driver hit a transport truck, then another car after merging from the off-ramp onto highway

Should B.C. lower speed limits on side roads to 30 km/h?

Vancouver city councillor wants to decrease speed limits along neighbourhood side roads

Lawsuit eyed over union-only raise for B.C. community care workers

‘Low-wage redress’ leaves 17,000 employees out, employers say

Most Read