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Where: Calgary Seedy Saturday
When: March 21, 2020
What: Grow Ordinary Food in Extraordinary Ways

by | Oct 29, 2019 | APPEARANCES

These strawberries are growing in root pouch fabric bags made from recycled water bottles. What extraordinary things are you doing in the garden this year?:  Grow Ordinary Crops in Extraordinary Way

 

Calgary Seedy Saturday- Doors open at 10:00 AM
March 21. 2020
Donna Speaks from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
The seedy event is at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre – 1320 5 Avenue NWCalgary, Alberta
 
 
Description of Talk

GROW ORDINARY FOOD IN EXTRAORDINARY WAYS: Tips for success

Anyone can grow a potato or a strawberry plant but can you grow them under trees, in a straw bale, or on a fence? Join story-telling gardener Donna Balzer as she reveals growing secrets to make use all the nooks and crannies in your condo, balcony or large scale garden this summer. This entertaining new presentation is full of tips to grow common foods in uncommon ways.

Truth is stranger than fiction so this talk also includes the latest ideas from 5,000 years ago and the hidden ingredients in organic fertilizers that will help you grow food faster.

Why grow like everyone else? This talk will help you reach new goals in your garden regardless of its size this season.

These German Butterball potatoes were grown in a fabric grow bag. Harvest was over 10 lbs (4278 grams) from 4 organic seed potatoes (60 grams total)

 

These strawberries are growing outside in a rain gutter where they thrive pest free and full of flavour. 

 

Sometimes Donna just sits in her greenhouse and writes in her journal. Such a cozy place all year round.

 
Donna’s newest book – the Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal will be for sale at the event. Keep track of your garden and learn from your hits and misses this year.
 
 

Gardeners  keeping records benefit from teaching themselves all about their own gardens!  Get your journal in advance from the Shop on this web site.


 

DONNA BALZER IS THE BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR BC GREENHOUSE BUILDERS AND SHE LOVES GROWING IN THEM TOO!

 

 

 

 

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