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Growing Your Own Food

     Carrot harvest   Growing your own food just became even more important than ever. As prices increased this fall we saw lettuce and cauliflower go up in price. Reasons for that are many but the drought we had could be one of the reasons. Overall the transportation costs of everything are up due to the high cost of fuel and that's being passed on to the consumer. Of course, many of us are not earning any more than we did before. I predict that 2023 will see another resurgence of food growing like we did at the beginning of the pandemic. Some of us may be doing it with less space than we had before so that creates more challenges. Just to let you know how popular gardening has become, our community garden has a waitlist of over twenty people. They may not get a spot in the garden for several years. It's probably time for a new community garden to be set up in the community.       To save money in the winter think about growing crops that store well like carrots, potatoes, win
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Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2020

Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2020 returns on March 7, 2020. Join us as we enter a new garden season full of hope and promise. After all the rain we've had we need a few flowers and vegetables in our gardens. The event runs from 10:00am-3:00pm at the All Saints Anglican Church at 4755 Arthur drive in Ladner,BC. Our ever popular seed swap returns so bring your seeds to trade for something else. Be sure to package your seeds in paper envelopes and that the seeds are clean before packing. Our vendors are filling the hall quickly and will have an array of plant related goods for sale. From seeds to plants and garden decor there will be something for everyone. Admission is by donation. Please help us continue to grow food for charitable organizations. As all gardeners know, soil and seed comes with a price and this event is our only fundraiser. Over the last few year the Ladner Community Garden has grown and donated vegetables to the All Saints Church monthly community m

Ladner Seedy Saturday 2019 is Just Around the Corner

Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo is back. Our annual event will be held on March 2, 2019 at the All Saints Anglican Church located at 4755 Arthur drive in Ladner. Admission is by donation. We are still accepting vendor registrations for our event. If you have plants, seeds or other garden related products leave a comment below or email me at deltagardener at This event is a fundraiser for the Ladner Community Garden so we can keep growing for local charities. Have you thought about growing a row of vegetables for the hungry? Its a wonderful way to give back to your community. Above is our harvest of turnips being hosed off before dropping them off to a local church. At our event you will be able to learn from garden speakers Amanda Jarrett and Kristin Crouch. Amanda will be planting up vegetables in containers so this will appeal to people who love to garden but have limited space. Kristin Crouch will go over how to grow herbs for your garden. Learn ho

Ladner Seedy Saturday is Only a Few Weeks Away!

Yes, it's time for Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2018. Our organizing committee is busy behind the scenes registering new and returning vendors, booking speakers and organizing the seed swap for the event. Are you a vendor wanting to come to Seedy Saturday? We still have a few tables left for lease. I am excited about our two speakers coming this year. Janis Matson is a well known garden speaker and owns Shoreline Landscape Design. Janis is an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley and also teaches classes at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Janis will be teaching us how to use ornamental grasses in the home garden. Our next speaker is Randal Atkinson. Known as West Coast Garden' s Plant Expert Extraordinaire, Randal is the go to person for design, plant selection, growing and care of plants. Randal is passionate about gardening and loves sharing his knowledge with the public. You can often see him teaching classes at West Coast Garden centre

Planning is Underway for Ladner Seedy Saturday

Planning is now underway for Ladner Seedy Saturday 2018.  It will be held on March 3, 2018 at the All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner.  We moved the date to March after experiencing a late spring in 2017. We know a later date means more plants will be available from our vendors. It was pretty hard to find plants for sale when there was still snow on the ground. Our seed swap is always the highlight of the event so if you are a seed saver, this is the place to go. Bring your unused seeds from this year to our seed swap. They must be packaged in small envelopes so they can be traded at the event. We can't receive large bagfuls of seed on event day as the volunteers won't have time to sort and package them. It's important to plan ahead and label and pack your seeds before you arrive. Ladner Seedy Saturday is a fundraiser for the Ladner Community Garden which opened in 2011. One of the missions of the community garden is to grow for the local food bank and other

Thank You from the Ladner Community Garden Society

Thank you to all our wonderful vendors, speakers and customers for supporting Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo this year. We had a successful event with just under four hundred people attending our event. A good time was had by all. The highlight of the event was the arrival of our first speaker, Brian Minter. I cannot tell you how many people called or emailed to ask when he would be speaking. Brian is the guru of gardening here in British Columbia and his audience numbers attest to his popularity. Shelley Levis presented an interesting talk on how to use edible flowers. Did you know all parts of the sunflower are edible, even the roots? She also taught us how to use nasturtiums not only as a trap plant for aphids but in salads as well. Gary Lewis from Phoenix Perennials arrived with trays and trays of Hellebores and talked about them and their care. The Hellebore Hurrah starts this Friday so be sure to visit Phoenix Perennials to see what the garden center has

Are You Coming to Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2017?

Its less than a week until the Ladner Community Garden Society and the Ladner United Church opens the doors for Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2017. We are still getting requests from vendors and I am working on different layouts to fit everyone in. It looks like we have the Kelpman and Mike and Sandy's Berry farm coming again this year. We have a wonderful lineup of speakers including Brian Minter, Gary Lewis, Shelley Levis and Mike Nugent. The presentations will be in the Ladner United Church's sanctuary and the vendors will be in the celebration hall. Entrance to the event is through the main doors at the front of the church. Parking is always a struggle to find in our small town as its free. Yes, free parking, imagine that. So if you can walk to the event that's great or if you are driving try to use the public parking lots located at the corner of Elliot street and Chisholm street, along the Ladner Memorial Park on 47 avenue and along 47A avenue. Pa