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Homegrown Edible Garden Series Part 2: Ready, Set, Grow! How To Start Seedlings Indoors

April 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


seedlingHave you always been intrigued by the idea of starting your edible garden from seed but you’re not sure how to get started? Even though the ground may still be too hard to work, now is the best time to start your garden from seed – indoors!

Do you remember starting bean sprouts in grade school? How cool was it to watch your seed as it broke through its protective seed coat to reveal a living sprout? You were in full control of your growing medium and methods. You knew exactly what was used to raise your seedlings and you had the pleasure of watching a special part a plant’s life cycle.

In Part 2 of our Homegrown Edible Garden Series, we introduce you to the basics of how to plant your own seeds indoors and we share tips to ensure the growth of healthy, hardy seedlings that will transition to your garden with ease.

You’ll want to take this course because:
– You see the value and potential of growing your own food from seed
– Growing seedlings in an organic and sustainable method is important to you and the life of your garden
– Once you know how to start from seed, you’ll be able to diversify the edible variety of plants in your garden

In this class you’ll also learn about seed physiology and germination, key elements to set up and start your seeds indoors including soil mix, containers, DIY grow light systems and how a greenhouse works. We’ll also cover when and which seeds to start indoors, which to sow outdoors and how to care for your seedlings as you prepare them for transplant in your garden.

You’ll get:
– The opportunity to build seedling soil mix and select from a variety of seeds to start your own seedling container to take home
– The opportunity to ask as many seedling related questions as possible
– Living greens & snacks catered by Lemon and Citron Catering

Whether you participated in a community seed exchange, ordered seeds from a catalogue or inherited a bunch of your grandmother’s heirloom varieties (lucky you!), what better way to start your own diversified, homegrown, edible garden than from seed! Please join us!

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Through 2012 Elena Hall developed and led “Seed to Feed”, a garden program in alliance with the University of Health Network. As an avid gardener Elena created an opportunity for UHN staff and patients to grow their own food from seed and use their harvest to cook healthy meals. The most rewarding experience for Elena was empowering the hospital community to find creative ways to grow fresh and sustainable edibles.

Elena recently relocated to Guelph and continues her passion for sharing good food experiences and connecting with her community. She started her own food catering business, Lemon & Citron Catering Inc. where she uses fresh edibles from local growers and her own garden to enhance the locality and seasonality of her menus.


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When: Sunday, April 21 @ 10:00am-1:00 pm

Where: Artisanale French Country Cooking- 214 Woolwich Street, Guelph

Cost: $40

Course includes: all materials, equipment, and catered snacks by local caterer Lemon and Citron

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April 21, 2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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