October Meeting & Potluck – Thursday October 16, 2014

The Eco-Friendly Action Grant

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Place: The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre

202 Avenue C South in Saskatoon

 

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Come join us for our October Potluck and Meeting and find out what we did this summer – through our Eco-Friendly Action Grant project that is. Michelle Hubbard will tell us about the project and what we learned through its research.

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Thanks to funding received from Eco-Friendly Saskatchewan we collaborated with  the P1360387Saskatoon Food Bank and  Let’s Talk About Science to do some education and research related to vermicomposting and mycorrhizal fungi. In late winter we conducted some educational workshops for school groups at the Food Bank regarding vermicomposting. During the growing season we established sixteen experimental plots at the Garden Patch and planted the Three Sisters – beans, corn and pumpkins in each plot. Four plots were treated with mycorrhizal inoculum, another four were given applications of vermicompost extract, another four received both treatments and yet another four received no additional treatment. We kept records of growth and production and Michelle will tell share the results with us. There will be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

So bring a dish to share and join us for an informative and interesting evening.

Doors open at 6pm. We will eat at 6:30 and then clean-up. The presentation will start between 7:00 and 7:30.

Everyone welcome.

September Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Thursday September 18, 2014

Tomato Potluck & Seed Saving Workshop

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Place: Station 20 West – 1120 20 St W, Saskatoon

(You can park in the dirt lot across from the grocery store or by the library.)

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This month Permasask members and friends are invited to join with the heritage tomato seed savers for a tomato potluck and seed saving workshop.
Please bring a tomato dish or other food to share, your own plate, glass and cutlery.  Beverages will be provided. Samples of heritage tomatoes will be labelled for people to try.
After supper local seed experts, Jim and Rachelle Ternier, from Ternier’s Prairie Garden seeds will lead a seed saving workshop. 
Everyone welcome.

August Monthly Meeting & Potluck – Thursday August 21, 2014

Barbecue at the Garden Patch

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Come on out and join us for a barbecue at the Garden Patch (the Saskatoon Food Bank’s garden and urban agriculture initiative) for this month’s potluck.  The Garden Patch will provide the burgers/buns, and condiments, some veggie-burgers as well as cups, napkins, forks and plates. Please bring a salad, fruit, or dessert.

Arrival time is 6pm and we will eat at 6:30.

After supper we’ll take a tour of the garden. We’ll get a chance to see the Permasask/Food Bank research plots (where we are comparing the effects of adding compost extract and mycorrhizae inoculant to vegetable plots), as well as a couple of new additions to the Garden Patch – the children’s garden and some wicking beds.

Please RSVP to info@permasask.ca so we know how many burgers to provide and let us know your dietary preference – beef or veggie burger.

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Everyone welcome. We hope to see you there.