Introducing our new kids garden club, thanks to our partners at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Agrium. Poppy Innovations’ is launching this garden club for kids aged 4 to 12 to get their hands dirty this summer. Learning how to sow, grow, harvest and prepare food will help kids develop gardening and cooking skills and empower them to make healthy food choices throughout their lives and inspire children’s natural curiosity to try new vegetables and fruit.
The Calgary Farmers’ Market will provide Market Bucks & a shopping bag to children registered for the FULL program. Market bucks are accepted like cash by all Market vendors. Enjoy your market bucks to quietly shop while your child is participating in the garden club or purchase goodies with your young ones to show you what they learned and make their delicious recipe at home.
July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 17, 24
TIME: 9:30 – 10:30 am Ages 4 to 8
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ages 9 to 12
COST: FULL program $120 for all 8 sessions per child; or register for individual sessions $20 per session per child
Triwood Community Association Farmers’ Market in NW Calgary will play host to children learning where their food comes from in this NW Kids Garden Club. While parents are shopping and exploring the market, your children can join us to get their hands dirty. For ages 4 to 12. Maximum 20 children per session.
Drop-ins will be accommodated only when spaces are available so check out the registration link below.
LOCATION: 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW
TIME: 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Each session is 30 minutes
DATES: Tuesdays during Triwood Community Association Farmers’ Market
June 20 DIY Plant Pot
July 4 Sprout Pesto
July 11 Hairy Herbs
August 1 Veggie Snack
COST: $15 per session. Save 10% when registering for all four (4) dates.
To register, go to Register Now and select the preferred date(s). For more information contact Salla at EdibleEd@poppyinnovations.ca or 403-389-7872.
Create attractive and edible planter arrangements that will decorate your doorstep and your kitchen table. We will show you this fun method of growing your own food without taking out grass for a garden. Great for those living in apartments and small spaces or students with an interest in eating locally.
Compost and an assortment of edible plants will be provided. Bring your own planter (about 12-14 inches in diameter) or purchase one of our eco-friendly jute containers or apple basket. The jute bags with a square bottom to stand upright on your front step or patio are completely breathable. This allows air to enter the root zone, creating a healthy environment for the roots. Roots are naturally air pruned as they reach the edge of the container, allowing uptake of more water and nutrient to the plant.
Price includes all plant material.
Jute bag and apple baskets available at cost of $25 each.
|Finished for 2017. We’d like to help you learn to grow your own food in our Straw Bale Mini Veggie Garden workshops. See below.|
Straw Bale Veggie Garden
Haven’t got room for a veggie garden? Not to worry, we will show you how to plant a vegetable garden in a mini straw bale that can sit right on your doorstep or balcony. This workshop will give you wholesome veggies for healthy eating throughout the summer. Bring a hand trowel, pliers and gardening gloves.
COST: $60. Price includes all plant material, straw bale and soil.
Grow ‘n Learn
Poppy Innovations’ partners with local experts to host a variety of gardening classes and seminars. From perennial vegetables, unusual edibles, reducing food waste and activities including starting hardy veggies, preserving to reduce food waste and kitchen gardening, our Grow ‘n Learn events are for beginner and seasoned gardeners alike.
|Finished for 2017. Check back in 2018|
Each class will feature specific seasonal produce enabling participants to learn how to grow it and a hands-on cooking class to learn how prepare a recipe using those seasonal ingredients. Eating foods in season allows you to gain the most nutrition and flavour from your food and is an effective way to eat healthy.
Each class is 1.5 hours. Price includes all supplies.
| May 20 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: $75 include ingredients for recipe preparation and planted seeds to take home
|Learn how to grow and cook produce well suited for our climate. This class will cover growing and cooking greens, nightshade and brassica vegetables. Participants will be preparing recipes with these vegetables and taking a plant home to grow on their own over summer.||Check back for dates in Spring 2018|