Last week I filmed a high school group constructing a greenhouse. On the day I was there they were pouring concrete. The idea is to educate the kids so that they learn food growing skills that are in line with the hundred mile diet. Who knows what the price of oil will be when they are middle aged? They closer they can grow food to home the better. They seemed to think their project was cool and that they were learning valuable life skills. They were working hard and I am impressed with how seriously they are taking it.
The cover story of the West Kootenay Weekender this past weekend features the work I am doing with Urban Roots, and extensive gardening w Christof Martins. I cover the basics of gardening by speaking from my own 3 seasons of gardening experience and Christof discusses season extension techniques such as cold frames. If you want to pick up some useful, easy to follow tips on getting started with gardening, you can download the article from my home page.