Past Events and News

Ucluelet & Tofino Edible Garden Tours 2018

  July 22 & Aug 5 | 1-4 PM Tofino Botanical Gardens at 12:15

Ucluelet Edible Garden Tour, another success. We had a glorious sunny day as we car-pooled to a variety of local area gardens. All tended with loving care. As always, our enthusiastic Troupe of visitors was greeted to examples and ideas of how to grow in our challenging area despite
deer, slugs, weather constraints – non discourage our gardeners.

Remember to join us for next years event!

Speaker: Linda Gilkeson Ph.D.

 

Linda holds a Ph.D. in Entomology and is the author of numerous best-selling books on gardening in the Pacific Northwest. She is a dynamic teacher with decades of experience.

                               9:30AM to 4PM,   Sunday, June 24th, 2018 

                                                       Ucluelet Community Centre

                     FREE Full-day Vegetable Gardening workshop

We were so very fortunate to have Linda Gilkeson come to Ucluelet for this valuable workshop. Linda currently has the number 1 best-selling book in British Columbia. Her up-dated edition of Backyard Bounty is packed with helpful tips to get us growing, all year round. So if you missed our workshop, consider purchasing her book.

 

Linda’s workshop wound-up our grant, provided by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Agriculture, whose generous support made these educational programs possible. Thank you!

DIY Natural Fertilizers and Soil Amendments.

Friday, March 30th, 7PM at UCC    Presenter: Catherine Dale.

Catherine is the chief instructor for Burnaby Schools Horticulture programs, instructing: Landscape Horticulture apprenticeship program; the Organic Horticulture Specialist/Organic Master Gardener program; and the Residential Landscape Technician diploma program.

Catherine put on a wonderful presentation for our audience. Our Ucluelet gardeners turned out in full force, with our largest event turnout to date. With over 30 Ukee smiling faces, our community is anxious to get their gardens ready for spring planting.

 

Do-it-Yourself Soil Amendments proved to be a pragmatic topic. Now, we just need the weather to cooperate.

Ukee Spring Garden Swap & Learning Series

Sunday Feb 25th, 2018

Thank you to the Grow Local grant provided by the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture.

        Whoa, what an amazing turn-out we had for our Learning Series and Garden Swap. Many brave souls endured sleet, snow, rain and sun as they listened to Master Gardener, Connie Kuramoto discuss Raised Bed Gardening techniques, held at the Ucluelet Community Garden. Later that afternoon we all retreated to the indoors for refreshments, gardening tool and seed sales, and another lecture by Connie. Thanks again to the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture for our Learning Series grant.

Know Your Food!

Genetically Engineered Foods, Herbicides & You

    Thursday Jan 11th and Friday Jan 12th

Dr. Theirry Vrain is a retired soil biologist and genetic engineer who worked for the Canadian Department of Agriculture. He discussed how GE-crops are making many North Americans sick.

Dr. Theirry Vrain’s presentations were well attended in both of our communities. In addition, Theirry had the opportunity to speak to the Ucluelet Secondary School kids. In his lecture, Dr. Vrain made it very clear why we need to cut back on our unknowing
consumption of a popular herbicide called glyphosate. It is showing up in genetically modified crops and conventional grains and beans. To learn more, Dr. Vrain has numerous youtube talks.
We encourage everyone to explore his on-line lectures which are widely available on the internet.

Sponsors

 

The Crow's Nest

Tofino Tech

Towards a GE-Free Community

Wednesday, December 6th   7PM

Tofino Botanical Gardens Ecolodge Classroom

Arzeena Hamir, soil scientist and Comox Valley organic farmer, talks about the risks of genetically modified organisms.

Arzeena's presentation was well received as she shared her passion for local food production and her experience as an organic food activist.

In 2013, she and fellow farmers were able to get Richmond City Council to pass a resolution against the cultivation of GE crops within their jurisdiction. 

 

We appreciate Arzeena’s dedication and thank her for volunteering her time to help educate our communities on this very important topic.

Ucluelet has its First Community Garden

Ucluelet's first community garden is up and running. 

Thanks to all of our Go-Fund-Me supporters, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, and local businesses which help make our project a success. 

Join us for the official opening:

Saturday, September 23

10AM

Edna Bachelor Park

(Between Bay and Larch)

Refreshments.

2nd Annual 

Joy of Gardening Fall Festival

Come and Join us! 

 

For our: "End of Daylight Savings Time" celebration.   

A Sunday afternoon of:

  • Learning about future community gardens, 

  • Gardening: song, poetry, story sharing,

  • Door prizes, 

  • Refreshments and more.

When:

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

2:30 to 5PM

Where:

Ucluelet Community Centre

Ucluelet has its First Community Garden

Ucluelet's first community garden is up and running. 

Thanks to all of our Go-Fund-Me supporters, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, and local businesses which help make our project a success. 

Join us for the official opening:

Saturday, September 23

10AM

Edna Bachelor Park

(Between Bay and Larch)

Refreshments.

Ucluelet has its First Community Garden

Ucluelet's first community garden is up and running. 

Thanks to all of our Go-Fund-Me supporters, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, and local businesses which help make our project a success. 

Join us for the official opening:

Saturday, September 23

10AM

Edna Bachelor Park

(Between Bay and Larch)

Refreshments.

Ucluelet has its First Community Garden

Ucluelet's first community garden is up and running. 

Thanks to all of our Go-Fund-Me supporters, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, and local businesses which help make our project a success. 

Join us for the official opening:

Saturday, September 23

10AM

Edna Bachelor Park

(Between Bay and Larch)

Refreshments.

Ukee Edible Garden Tour 2nd Annual: July, 2017

The Ukee Garden Tour, 2017 was a hit.  Just like last year, the event kicked off at the Ucluelet Elementary School garden. 

The various gardens we visited illustrated newly started, well established, and transitional vegetable gardens; helping to trigger ideas for tackling the challenges of growing in our environment.

Ucluelet First Nation's Garden/Spring, 2017 

Ucluelet Local Food Society has teamed up with UFN to lend a helping hand and assist in keeping the Wya Point Junction Garden growing. The large garden is being renewed with kind volunteer hands pulling weed, planting starts and seeds. A bountiful croup is spilling-forth (see images below). The plump sweet strawberries have been a hit, selling faster than we can pick them. Soon to be followed by raspberries. 

Join us each Sunday morning to work in the garden. You will be rewarded with peace, song birds, and fellowship.

Joy of Gardening Fall Festival

Come and Join us! 

 

For our: "End of Daylight Savings Time" celebration.   

A Sunday afternoon of:

  • Learning about future community gardens, 

  • Gardening: song, poetry, story sharing,

  • Door prizes, 

  • Refreshments and more.

When:

Sunday, November 6th

2:30 to 5PM

Where:

Ucluelet Community Centre

Movie Nite:

SEED

Our movie night, held at the Ucluelet Community Centre on April 9, 2016 was a huge success and raised funds for our community garden project.

We had door prizes and refreshments and so much fun!

Thanks Ukee!

Ukee Edible Garden Tour July, 2016

The Ukee Garden Tour, 2016 was a fantastic success. With around fourteen people in attendance, we car-pooled, visiting six different gardens. The event kicked off at the Ucluelet Elementary School garden. Carey McPherson highlighted all the excellent work being done by the UES students. 

The various gardens we visited illustrated newly started, well established, and transitional vegetable gardens; helping to trigger ideas for tackling the challenges of growing in our environment.

This year's tour was initiated by Tofino Community Food Initiative. Thanks to their team for helping out.

The Wya Point Junction Garden,

A Growing Celebration!

 

  Take a look at the photos! Corn, cabbage, plums, squash, and so much more are bursting forth. The Wya Point Garden is blessed with a micro-climate which is more mediterranean-like than pacific northwest. Coupled with rich soil, deer proof fencing, and an irrigation system; the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government First Nations really knew how to pick an amazing spot for developing a substantial market garden.

 

  We celebrate their growing success and welcome folks to stop-in at the Wya Point Junction coffee shop, grab a coffee, and have a look at the garden. Perhaps you will see volunteers working the soil, socializing, and taking in the restful ambiance of the garden.

And who said it was it was too challenging to grow vegies in Ukee! 

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