Make something from nothing in this relaxed workshop with Elder Verna Stevens. Verna will guide you in making your own woven pine needle basket to take home. June 24, 10am-12pm Stay tuned for more details.
Creston Valley Birdfest 2017
photo: Lincoln Best Did you know there is an endemic bee in Canal Flats? Join us in Invermere to hear renowned Bee Scientist Lincoln Best discuss The Biodiversity of Bees and their Floral Relations in the East Kootenay. Lincoln will introduce the Canal Flats endemic bee as well as other native bees in the East Kootenays, … Continued
photo: Lincoln Best Did you know there is an endemic bee in Canal Flats? Renowned Bee Scientist Lincoln Best will be leading a 2-day workshop exploring Bumblebees and Native Bees of the East Kootenays. This workshop will look at biodiversity, biology, floral ecology, habit restoration, landscape design and conservation strategies we can implement to help … Continued
Local naturalist Kalista Pruden is back for another wild walk! Kalista will lead participants on a hunt for edible and medicinal wild plants, and talk about how birds and wildlife depend on them too. Learn to identify common edible and medicinal plants, where to find them, how to collect and use them, and about their … Continued
The best strategies, tips and techniques to help get the most out of your garden while optimizing your time and efforts in our cold-climate, short-season conditions. Learn about season-extension techniques (floating row covers, hoop houses), cut-and-come-again crops, variety selection, succession planting, harvesting, efficient watering, and easier weeding. Experience the strategies commercial, permaculture-inspired farmers use, then … Continued
In this 3-hour workshop you will learn how to select, harvest and store seeds from locally grown plants, and why it is so beneficial to do so. Participate in collecting, cleaning and packaging seeds and have all your seed saving questions answered. Wear weather-appropriate clothing/footwear, and bring a lunch. Participants will leave with a variety … Continued
Dial in your compost-making skills at this hands-on workshop. The ultimate soil-builder, good compost not only provides nutrients and organic matter, but also a healthy community of soil-microbiology to help your plants thrive. Learn to source appropriate materials, mix them at the proper proportions, and monitor the pile as it matures into black gold. This … Continued