Saturday in Sooke: Further your education in permaculture & Zero Waste

Today’s rain is softening the soil, so the timing is perfect for tomorrow morning’s short-but-essential permablitz work party at Adam Noseworthy and Cheryl Lane’s home, 6640 Sooke Road from 10 a.m. to Noon. We will continue to create the beds and pathways and turn the uninspiring grass into a beautiful food forest. This is the second in a series of easy work parties over the summer as we prepare for a fall planting. Drop by with your spades and lend a hand. Or simply stop in, say hello and learn more about Sooke’s first permaculture demonstration garden.

The scene then shifts to Cast Iron Farm across from Sunriver Community Garden for the fourth-Saturday-of-the-month  Permaculture Sooke meet-up starting at 2 p.m. Our Tony St-Pierre and the Cast Iron family welcome everyone for shared food, good conversation and meaningful learning. There’s an open invitation to exchange seeds, resources, energy and local permaculture experience. Potluck contributions are naturally always welcome. The focus this month continues the exploration of the principles of permaculture.  Contact Tony with any questions at 250-642-5445.


Last but by no means least, Zero Waste Sooke’s Jo Phillips and Anna Smandych Ogilvie will be at the Sooke Country Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m tomorrow. As Jo writes, “we’ll be demonstrating how to make your own reusable produce and bulk bin bags. ‘Upcycled’ sheer curtains, a pattern and an instruction sheet will be provided and there will be a demo of how to sew them up on the spot  Reusable produce/bulk bin bags are easy to make, can be kept in your canvas shopping bags and make great gift bags.” This is the second of Zero Waste’s workshops at the Saturday market, and it’ll be following on August 8th with a composting workshop featuring a rep from Victoria’s Compost Education Centre.

Happy trails to all this weekend, gratitude for the wet stuff and,YES, you can do it all :-).


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