|When:||Back to Calendar July 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm||Where:||YWCA Metro Vancouver
535 Hornby St
Vancouver,BC V6C 2E8
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|Contact:||Society Promoting Environmental Conservation
Description: Learn to grow food the city dweller’s way, with containers! Participants will learn about container design, companion planting, choosing appropriate varieties, timing, and creating a fertile soil mix for optimal yield. A special emphasis will be placed on over-wintering crops but information will also be valuable for spring and summer planting.
Dr. Carole Christopher is also SPEC’s Vice-President and Food Committee Co-Chair. She has a doctorate in Nutrition with particular focus on nutritional ecology and food policy. She has developed and taught university courses and has over 25 years experience as an activist in food and environmental issues. Carole speaks frequently on the role of technology and marketing in creating an industrial food system that is nutritionally hazardous and ecologically unsustainable. She advocates supporting regional and urban agriculture by eating locally and seasonably whenever possible and is an avid organic gardener and seed saver.