Calgary workshop to make fresh veggies easy to grow

April 17, 2017 by  

An upcoming event that has been planned for Calgary will demonstrate to those who take part that they can have a source of fresh veggies right in their own home.

Poppy Innovations has organized two workshops that will teach participants how to convert a bale of hay into a garden, which can grow on a small doorstep, deck or apartment balcony. This can be used as a growing medium for all sorts of plants, making it possible for people to source some of their own produce even if they only have a small amount of space.

The ticket price for the workshops has been set at $60 each. The fee to participate in the event covers all of the materials, including the bale and soil, though people will need to bring along their own pliers, garden trowel and a pair of gardening gloves. Attendees can choose which date and time works best for them. Flyers can be distributed throughout the community to help promote a function such as this and encourage as many people as possible to participate.

The straw bale planter making class will be held on June 7 in the South Health Campus, and it will also take place at the Calgary Farmers’ Market on June 10. Poppy Innovation’s website includes additional details about the function, as well as an opportunity to register to take part.