It’s a Grassroots Movement, & It’s Growing: PURE Initiative Sponsors Free Organic Gardening Workshop Series

Mar 13, 2009

Victoria, BC– Are you interested in learning to work with natural processes to create a healthy, vibrant lawn and garden? Would you like to learn how to make a gourmet salad from your own backyard? This spring and summer the Capital Regional District (CRD) and other proud sponsors are offering residents two upcoming workshop series on organic gardening and lawn care and organic food gardening, as well as an information session on permaculture.

The CRD’s Roundtable on the Environment (RTE) has been committed to pesticide use reduction for over a decade, and with the Pesticide Use Reduction Education (PURE) working group, continues to offer residents educational opportunities to help them practice natural, healthy and environmentally conscious lawn and garden care. The PURE working group brings together a wide range of community partners, including the majority of CRD municipalities and electoral areas (Victoria, Esquimalt, Highlands, Metchosin, Oak Bay, Central and North Saanich, Saanich, Oak Bay, Salt Spring Island, Sidney, the Southern Gulf Islands and View Royal) the Capital Regional District, the Islands Trust, the Canadian Cancer Society and other community organizations.

The PURE workshops are intended to help residents go beyond yard and garden maintenance, helping residents to support and enhance natural ecosystems through the use of organic lawn and gardening techniques. Topics covered will include plant and soil ecology, food security, and water and health management. 

Are you a pesticide free gardener or would you like to be? Show your support and take the pledge to go pesticide free.

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For further information please contact:
Sheila Taylor, Manager, Community Relations
Tel: 250.360.3308
Cell: 250.216.4427