Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A reminder from Gael

You Are Invited! A reminder for...

"Cheating the Calgary Climate: An Evening with Lyndon Penner on how to
extend the food growing season"

Sunday November 1, 2009 7:00-9:00PM
Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1st Street NW
*See Attached Poster For Details*
Admission is free
Dessert and beverages provided
Families Welcome
Bring your Friends

Reservations urged by e-mail to

What's happening in the off season?

It seems that things with CUA always start to slow down this time of year. It's always very appropriate, as the winter rolls in and we work a bit more, we seem to lose touch with the gardening community.

Veronika made an interesting comment on the google group recently. She expressed an interest in greenhouses, with the idea of extending the growing year. Here are her comments:

"I think we need to look at creating year round greenhouses in which we can grow mass veggies and fruits within the city. We should try and see if we can start looking for space and advocating for this within Calgary. Maybe even a muli-level green house, green space for families to come and help grow their food year round and just hang out in."

This seems like a really timely idea. I'd love to hear if there is more support for this within the community. I would be happy to start doing some research if there were more people wanting to get involved.