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Grow Food Calgary Participant Blog

One of Grow Food Calgary’s new gardeners is blogging about her garden experiences.

“It’s been a busy first two weeks in our garden since our first Grow Food Calgary class on April 22. Since the class ended, I’ve created a small indoor garden area in front of two large west-facing windows in my kitchen where I’m nurturing two kale seedlings destined for transplant outdoors, experimenting with pea shoot and wheatgrass microgreens, and growing basil, cilantro and dill.

“My kids have 2 sunflower seedlings growing in the window sill which are destined for transplant outdoors, too”. Read here.

As Julie and her husband, Gideon move through the program they will share their victories and defeats.

We invite all participants to record their experiences with us, through a blog, pictures of your garden or a video of you demonstrating something you’ve learned about growing your own food.

Our May session covers water, weeds, and warm crops.

For tickets

The First 2 Weeks of Newbie Gardening

Vegetable Gardens Trending

At Grow Food Calgary we know the importance of growing food.

We’ve noticed the growing interest in gardening.

And we’re not the only ones!

At the Calgary Home and Garden Show in early March, HGTV Host Carson Arthur discussed ways to improve the value of your home for resale.

One of his tips was to add a garden to your yard. Millennials are buying homes and they want vegetable gardens.

Chelsie Anderson spoke with Carson at the show. The  author, editor, speaker, gardener, landscaper and goodwill ambassador loves the Grow Food Calgary concept, and he graciously agreed to speak on camera.

Here’s what Carson told us:

https://youtu.be/jyVTgZ71NPE

Learn to grow your own food starting Earth Day, April 22, 2017 at the Calgary Zoo.

See our panel of experts.

See the list of free stuff (Value: $400) included with every ticket.

Register.

Carson Arthur’s web site.

Grow Food Calgary Scholarships

A frequent question is,

Do you have scholarships?

Many of the people who are interested in gardening are on a tight budget.

We can’t really reduce the costs.  We already give to each participant, $400 worth of garden goodies,  consultation and other benefits, in addition to 18 hours of “veducation”,  with garden experts like Donna Balzer and Chelsie Anderson. (See our experts page).

Our early bird tickets cost $400 each (until April 1). The value is tremendous!

Some of our partners asked how they can  send some of their staff.

Some of our garden friends would like to share their abundance with new gardeners.

So we developed a “scholarship” program. See our Scholarship page for full details.

Here’s how it will work:

Grow Food Calgary will welcome any donations to their “scholarship fund”, which is designed solely to pay for Grow Food Calgary education sessions.

There are three partner categories, Ladybug, Butterfly, and Honeybee. See our Scholarship page for details on the levels.

By donating one free ticket to the scholarship fund, Grow Food Calgary is the first Scholarship partner at the Ladybug level.

Donations may be designated to certain persons, if desired, or put into the general fund.

The fund will pay for the tickets of those designated persons.

All other donations to the fund will go towards other, non-designated applicants.

Grow Food Calgary will accept applications for scholarships. Email us with Grow Food Calgary Scholarships in the subject line.

Prior to our first session, based on the funds in the scholarship pool, we’ll select x scholarship recipients.

Do we have scholarships?

We do now!