An older article, but it shows the type of other activities we’re involved in.
Our work doesn’t end at 3.30 pm on the first Saturday in February as we are blessed to deliver the door prizes and an annual donation of sea soil. This is from one of our committee members who went to Nanoose Elementary School…
I had just delivered 4 of the 9 bags of Sea Soil for the School’s Garden Program. The garden is a project that the whole school is involved with. The children in all of the grades, start seeds inside, plant them outside in the spring. Part of the harvest is donated to the Community Cupboard Food Bank program next door to the school. The balance is used to educate and feed the students and teachers in the form of class salads, snack, class projects to do with science and growing, etc.
The 9 bags are part of a pallet load of bagged soil donated annually by Phoenix Forest Technologies, Inc. (Sea Soil producer) to Seedy Saturday. Seedy Saturday uses some of the soil as door prizes, and the rest is donated to Milner Garden’s “Shoots With Roots” program and area schools, including Port Alberni Elementary School, that use it in their garden programs. One of Seedy Saturday’s goals is education and it encourages schools to get children involved in gardening.
The children in the photograph are grade 1 and grade 3 students
Another Committee member went to Port Alberni Elementary School!
Even though snow was still on the ground, gardeners continue to dream and plan.
Attached are photos taken at Alberni Elementary School last week. Sue Putz, a member of the Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday Committee, had just delivered 9 bags of Sea soil for the School’s Garden Program.
The 9 bags are part of a pallet load of bagged soil that is donated annually by Phoenix Forest Technologies, Inc. (Sea Soil producer) to Seedy Saturday. Seedy Saturday uses some of the soil as door prizes, and the rest is donated to Milner Garden’s “Shoots with Roots” and area schools, including the Alberni Elementary School, that use it in their garden programs. One of Seedy Saturday’s goals is education and it encourages schools to get children involved in gardening. Organizing Committee, QBSS 2014
Throughout the year, the QBSS committee contributes to some local initiatives.
Generous public support at past Seedy Saturdays has allowed us to donate to the following organizations:
- Alberni Elementary Garden Project
- Arrowview Elementary Gardening Project
- Brown Property Preservation Society
- Communities In Bloom
- Denman Island School Garden
- Eaglecrest Garden Club
- KSS Horticultural Centre and Student Farm
- Milner Gardens and Woodlands
- Nanoose Elementary Classroom Garden Project
- Nanoose Place Landscape Project (alpine garden)
- Parksville Garden and Parkland Society (operating as Parksville Community Garden)
- Qualicum Beach Community Garden Society
- Qualicum Beach Citizens On Patrol
- Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
- QB Community Orchard Project
- Qualicum Beach Elementary School Garden Club
- QB Middle School Food Garden Project
- Qualicum Beach Garden Club
- Shoots With Roots at Milner Gardens
- Saltspring Island Seed Sanctuary
- Seeds of Diversity Canada
- Terminator Seeds Campaign (National Farmers’ Union)
- Town of Qualicum Beach – Compost Education
- Vancouver Island Master Gardeners