Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:30 am

Building your Backyard Garden

Time: 10:30am and 12:00pm

Interested in growing your own food this summer? Not sure where to start, or how to be successful? A team member from Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden will help you get your backyard garden ready for the warm weather ahead! In this workshop, participants will learn about what seeds to start now, how to properly care for their new plants, and steps to take to help ensure a healthy harvest. Each participant will plant their own seeds and leave with small pots ready for love, light and water and $10 in market money.

Workshop is outdoors under a tented area, so please dress for the weather.  Workshop registrations are transferable, but non-refundable.

About Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification.  It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community.  Judges visit the City over a two-day period in the summer to assess the performance of four sectors: municipal, business and institutions, residential and community involvement.  Coquitlam won a five bloom award in the Provincial competition in 2015, won the National Competition over 50,000 population category in 2016 with a five blooms “silver” rating and is now competing Internationally.  Residents can check out to find out how to be involved in this year’s entry.