Dirt will be flying on Wednesday, June 5th at the Centre for Sustainable Communities, 582 George Street in Sydney. The Cape Breton chapter of the Atlantic Canada Master Gardeners will be putting on a workshop–Digging Beneath the Top Soil: The Basics of Developing your Green Thumb–that will spell out the basics when it comes to starting your own garden. Topics to be discussed at the workshop will include how to properly mix and prepare your soil for planting, what to do with pesky perennial weeds and also tricks of the trade when it comes to square foot gardening.
What makes this workshop so special is that all speakers that will be presenting are accredited with a Master Gardener distinction. The role of a Master Gardener is to help others and their community with garden related projects and events. To maintain this title, each gardener must complete at least 25 hours of volunteer service in the community each year. These hours may include activities such as volunteering with community garden groups, hosting education workshops and events, taking part in webinars on a horticulture topics and attending Master Gardener Summer School courses.
ACAP Cape Breton is thrilled be hosting this group for the third consecutive year. ACAP Cape Breton Executive Director, Susan King stated that, “Working with a group that has the same passion for conservation and environmental protection is a really lovely experience for us. Knowing the core of their mandate is also based around volunteering and community education makes the pairing of their group with our organization a natural fit”.
If you are interested in attending the workshop can contact ACAP Cape Breton at (902) 567-1628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee to participate in the workshop, but registration in advance is required as spaces are limited.