"Preserve the Past, Relish Our Future" Event
All are invited to Green Gables Heritage Place in Prince Edward Island National Park on Sunday, June 3 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm to kick off the spring planting season at part 1 of 2 of the “Preserve the Past, Relish Our Future” events.
This special gardening and compost event is being held in collaboration with, Bernardin, McKenzie Seeds, First Alert Zero Waste, Plant a Row•Grow a Row, Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC), ADI International (PEI) Inc. and The Compost Council of Canada.
Green thumb or not, there is something for everyone interested in gardening at this family-friendly event. Veggie planting tips from Plant a Row•Grow a Row will be complemented with the how-tos of home canning, featuring Bernardin’s Executive Chef, Emerie Brine.
Among the handouts in the Bernardin bags will be veggie seeds provided by McKenzie Seeds, with compost demonstrations being offered by the compost team of IWMC, ADI International (PEI) Inc. and The Compost Council of Canada. Refreshments using recipes from the cookbook of L.M. Montgomery will be provided.
Visitors will have an opportunity to get their hands dirty and contribute to the community by helping to plant the garden at Green Gables Heritage Place. The harvest from Green Gables will be donated to the Food Bank in the fall as part of the Plant a Row•Grow a Row program. Through this program, gardeners are encouraged to grow an extra row of vegetables to donate to local food banks.
Part 2 of “Preserve the Past, Relish our Future” will be held in the fall. The winners of the “Preserve the Harvest Family Recipe Contest” will also be announced at this event. To enter this contest for a chance to win some great prizes provided by Bernardin, submit your family pickling and canning recipes by August 15 2012 to Parks Canada at Parks Canada, 2 Palmers Lane, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 5V8.
Regular admission fees apply.