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Organic Container Gardening Workshop a Great Success!





 Look for a write-up on this special event in the next PEN!


The Peace and Environment Resource Centre is hosting a volunteer appreciation event, PERCshop, and special announcement to celebrate PERC and PEN projects over the past three years.  Distinguished guests will be on hand to formally congratulate the organization on receiving a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in support of the PERC website, E-PEN, and E-Resource Library projects.
Rob Danforth of Canadian Organic Growers, will facilitate a workshop on container gardening using organic herbs and vegetables. Rob is an experienced gardener and workshop instructor with a wealth of knowledge on organic gardening and growing food in small spaces. Participants will leave with the beginnings of their very own organic container garden and the knowledge of what to do next. More about our workshop facilitator.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the basement of St Giles Presbyterian Church, 174 First Avenue, Ottawa.  (please use wheelchair accessible entrance off First Ave) Buses # 1 and 7 go past St Giles. Street parking only. 
 For more information or to register:
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613 230-4590  
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In this issue..

Biodome Garden Promotes Food Sustainability

Ottawa's first Biodome Garden will extend the growing season and showcase sustainable approaches to food security, according to members of the Brewer Park Community Garden in Old Ottawa South. They're putting the finishing touches on a geodesic dome that will house garden beds, an aquaponics system and a community learning space.

"The goal is to be able to have four seasons of gardening in there," says Johanne Ranger, Biodome liaison on the Brewer Park Community Garden executive.
The dome will also serve as a demonstration garden to test and share knowledge about growing healthy, local food more sustainably. "It's to teach, learn, inspire and collaborate," says Guy Soulire, Biodome Garden project co-lead.
The striking design of the 13-foot-high, 26-foot-diameter geodesic structure serves several purposes. The rounded shape, formed by 75 plywood triangles surrounding transparent polycarbonate panels, is strong. 
"We're estimating that we're using about 40 per cent less materials than would normally be in a structure of this type," says Michael Oster, Biodome Garden project lead. 

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