Food growing workshops a hit

Bee SAFE food growing workshop in Lumby proves popular

Growing food is gaining interest locally.

On March 9, about 20 people attended a workshop on acquiring seeds and producing seedlings at the Bee SAFE office in Lumby.

“More and more people want to start growing their own food and realize they can do it without using expensive chemicals,” said Jane Emlyn, who led the session.

“I only have a small plot of land myself, right in downtown Lumby, and yet I manage to grow most of the vegetables my family eats for most of the year. We are seeing more and more people wanting to eat organic food and knowing where it comes from.”

A second workshop on seeds and seedlings will be held at Bee SAFE Friday from 3 to 4 p.m.

Other upcoming sessions include “how to encourage wild bees” by Sharon Lawrence and permaculture design and principles by Gord Hiebert of EcoDesign.

Entrance is by donation. Evening workshops are also in the planning and Bee SAFE encourages everyone to let them know of workshops they would like to see as well as of the times when they are available.

For more information, call 778-473-3029, e-mail or go to