gardening

A new West Coast Seeds pollinator mix of cosmos pays tribute to Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Submitted photo/ We Are The Northern)

New blend by West Coast Seeds to bloom in Dr. Bonnie Henry’s name

Cosmo blend designed to attract bees, and marketed with tagline ‘Bee Calm, Bee Kind, Bee Safe’

 

Elise Boulanger, Nanaimo Foodshare garden facilitator, is one of several instructors who is guiding participants through online courses that teach sustainable gardening and water conservation methods, as well as how to prepare healthy meals with home-grown food. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Foodshare goes virtual with home-grown food production classes

Online courses teach sustainable gardening, water conservation and meal preparation

 

A new demonstration vegetable garden has been planted at Beban Park. (City of Nanaimo photo)

City of Nanaimo vegetable garden meant to give citizens ideas

Parks and rec staff plants demonstration garden behind Beban Park social centre

 

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes proudly shows off his rented mason bee colony. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich mayor receives his foster bees through pollinator rental program

‘I feel like I’m an adoptive father,’ Fred Haynes says of his rented mason bee colony

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes proudly shows off his rented mason bee colony. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A past Seedy Sunday event at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gymnasium. (Nanaimo Foodshare/Facebook photo)

Column: Seed-planting season is just around the corner

Nanaimo’s Seedy Sunday on March 1 timed for the start of growing season

  • Feb 15, 2020
A past Seedy Sunday event at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gymnasium. (Nanaimo Foodshare/Facebook photo)
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre

Buying business included a steep learning curve for owner Robin Knox

  • Jun 24, 2019
Plants, pots and other pretty things at Old Farm Garden Centre