The two-year-old Downtown Community Garden is the very heart of Revelstoke’s Local Food Initiative. It is a place for plot-holders and community members to learn, to share knowledge and to celebrate delicious local food. The Garden is located at the corner of Mackenzie Avenue and Third Street.
Come and join us in the garden this year by submitting an application for a plot. You can click here for an application form or pick one up at Valhalla Pure, Mountain Goodness Natural Food. You can also request one by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Similarly the applications can be dropped off at the same locations and are due by April 19th at 4:00pm.
Plot Holder Important Dates
April 19th – Garden Applications Due
April 23rd– Plot Holders Selected and Informed
April 30th – Orientation for Plot Holders
A few cool facts! Last year the Garden provided Food Bank donations including: broccoli, chard, lettuce, green onions, cauliflower, squash and beets. ~ The Modern used edible flowers from the Garden. ~ Tourists and locals often wander through and admire the bounty. ~ This year, we’ll be adding a few small informative signs.
Garden Guru Workshop Series
The Garden Guru Series is a (mostly) free and engaging series of workshops delivered by local and regional experts, who will provide you with the hands-on knowledge to grow and preserve your own food—from the moist soil of spring to the bountiful pantry of fall. The series is hosted by both the North Columbia Environmental Society and the Revelstoke United Church. The dates are currently being finalized. Stay tuned! Here are some of the many topics which will be covered in the Garden Guru Series:
- Timing your plantings, and maximizing space
- Garden Infrastructure – Cloches, cold-frames, trellises, staking, and Irrigation
- Composting, vermi-composting and soil enhancement
- Pest-control, weed-control and mulching
Preserving Your Food
- Dehydrating, Canning, Pickling, Smoking
- Winter bin storage
- Rain barrels
Celebrating a local diet
- Exploring our local resources
- Harvest Palooza