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This UBC Learning Circle features a leader in Gardening, Dietetics and Cooking, our returning guest, Gerry Kasten.
Spring is a great time to begin your gardening. Some people grow food in a community garden, others in a flower bed on the side of their house.
Gerry prepares us for a Spring Gardening. Join us as Gerry Kasten of Vancouver Coastal Health returns once again to share his knowledge on gardening, as well as his recipes from the delectable gardens we are about to grow!
You can learn how to take care of your own 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 add healthy fresh foods to their diet.
Session Topics Include:
- Start your bedding plants – how to prepare your garden
- Tobacco seeds (hopefully he brings his baby tobacco plant to show off with us)
- He’ll discuss his kale, strawberries, and Miner’s lettuce, as well as the usual peas, green onions and others
- Recipes to prepare from your garden
Everyone welcome to attend:
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About the Presenter
Gerry Kasten, Registered Dietitian; Hon Dipl Comm Cooking (NAIT); BSc(HEc) (UofA); MSc (UBC); Fellow of Dietitians of Canada – loves food! He was born to a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year. He has an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking and has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nutrition. His Master’s research was on food choices amongst gay men. He has worked in Public Health in BC for the past twenty-seven years, and is an Adjunct Professor of the University of BC’s Dietetics program. He has led the boards of directors of both Dietitians of Canada and the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. Gerry’s chequered past has led him to a critical analysis of the constructions of gender, particularly as they are enacted through food.
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.
Gardening Sites Shared During Session:
- Westcoast Seeds
- Gardening Guide 2018
- Member to Member Seed Exchange
- How to Start A Vegetable Garden
Elena’s Garden is where you can purchase Tabacco seeds: