Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Spring is a great time to begin your gardening. some people grow food in a community garden, other in a flower bed on the side of their house. Gerry prepares us for a container garden which allows people to grow food in pots on your apartment balcony or even your front steps in makeshift containers. Come join us as Gerry Kasten of FNHA returns once again to share his knowledge on gardening, as well as his recipes to eat the dishes of the delectable gardens we are about to grow!
Learn how to take care of your own container garden or add to what you already know. Then share your knowledge with others who may want to start a little garden of their own in order to add healthy fresh foods to their diet.
Session Topics Include:
- Container Gardening – how to prepare pots for mini garden
- How to prepare soil
- The easiest things to plant in pots for eating
- Recipes to prepare and eat these dishes from your container garden
About the Presenter
Gerry Kasten has worked with food all of his life. He was born into a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year. He has received an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking, and Bachelors & Masters degrees in Nutrition. He has worked in Public Health in British Columbia for the past twenty-four years and is also a Sessional Instructor in UBC’s Dietetics program. He is currently the co-chair of Health Canada’s Infant Feeding Expert Advisory Group. He wants to live in a world where people celebrate food, sharing it with those they love, taking its pleasure without restraint because its flavour saturates their most sensuous appetites.
Click here to download a copy of Gerry’s delightful recipes that were shown at the session.
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