Sprouts & Microgreens: How to Grow Your Own Fast Food

Even apartment dwellers and first-time gardeners can grow fresh greens with a small investment in space, time, and money. These super-low-cost superfoods are grown without any added chemicals, are packed with nutrients and high in protein, take just a few minutes a day to tend, can be grown all year round on a countertop, and most are ready to eat in less than a week.

In this seminar, Jo-Ann Canning will cover the difference between sprouts and microgreens, look at which seeds work best, and share the growing styles and techniques that ensure a bountiful harvest. We will also investigate what equipment and supplies to use including some recycled DIY options that keep your initial costs next to nothing while you decide which system works best for you and your family’s lifestyle.

This is a FREE course that will take place virtually on Zoom. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button or emailing NanaimoHarbourfront@virl.bc.ca.* Prior to the event, you’ll receive the Zoom link that you’ll need to join the class in your email. Please make sure to include an email address in your registration so that you can be sent the ZOOM link and other important information.*


About the Instructor:

Master Gardener Jo-Ann Canning volunteers, teaches, and speaks on sustainable gardening. Her practical approach is based on 20+ years gardening on Vancouver Island, Nova Scotia, the American Southwest and the UK. She has taught at clubs, horticultural societies, VIU, and Van Dusen Botanical Garden. Her articles and photographs have appeared in Canadian and USA magazines, and on the MGABC website.

About VIMGA:

The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a chapter of the Master Gardeners Association, an international service society of specially trained volunteers who teach science-based sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners. VIMGA is one of the 5 chapters in the British Columbia Association, and partnering with the Victoria chapter, specializes in the stewardship of Vancouver Island’s unique environment.

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