Gardening in the Tri-Cities: Time to Get Growing!

Glenayre Scouts Manure Sale Coquitlam

Spring is just two days away, which means that it’s time to get growing here in the Tri-Cities. This is the time of year when the gardening dreams you’ve been nurturing all winter long turn into gardening reality. Crocuses are popping up, the first cherry trees are coming into bloom, and I have little green shoots popping up in planting trays from the seeds I’ve started indoors.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, there are lots of great gardening resources here in the Tri-Cities. Today, we’ve compiled just a few to share with you.

Glenayre Scouts Manure Sale

The annual Glenayre Scouts manure sale runs from March 24 – April 5, 2012. All proceeds of this event go to support 1st Glenayre Scouts. They have mushroom and steer manure available in 40lb bags for $5 each, or $40 for $10. Pick-up is on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Glenayre Community Centre in Port Moody. Delivery is available for $10 on orders of 10 or more bags to the same location within 5km of the Glenayre Community Centre. For more information email or call Tara at 604.780.9069.

Inspiration Garden

Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden is dedicated to growing, developing and supporting gardeners in our community. Programs run from March through till October for adults, kids, and seniors. Or just drop by the garden located on the Southeast corner of Town Centre Park any day between dawn and dusk and take a look around. On March 24, 2012 they’ll be running Zero Mile Diet Series: How to Plan A Food Garden, a registered class. And on March 31, 2012 from 11:00am-3:00pm they’ll be holding Release the Bees. Follow the “Queen Bee” on a discovery journey, take in a workshop or just explore array of products made of honey and beeswax. Hot drinks and food will also available for sale. For more information on what’s happening at Inspiration Garden, email or call 604.374.6828.

Port Moody Naturally

Need a hand with your organic garden? On March 21, 2012 at 7:00pm head to Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre for the free session Port Moody Naturally. Join Heide Hermary, natural gardener extraordinaire from the Society for Organic Urban Land Care to learn about your lawn and garden needs. After the session, purchase compost bins, rain barrels and premium grass seed to get a jump start on your best garden ever. Seating is on a first-come basis and is sponsored by Port Moody Parks and Environmental Services. For more information email or call 604.469.4572.

Happy gardening!

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