Growing Microgreens: October 29th

We’re excited to announce the itinerary of the August 4-6 Workshop: Sustainable Living and Community!

August 4 – 6 at Chuckleberry Community Farm

Friday Evening

  • Welcome and weekend overview
  • Introduction to and practice of non-violent communication and emotionally intelligent community relating

Saturday 8 a.m.: 45-minute yoga and/or meditation practice, followed by breakfast

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Year-round microgreens

  • Why grow microgreens? Research on this superfood
  • Setting up a grow system apparatus
  • Sourcing and testing seeds
  • Soaking, timing, Bokashi use, warmth, drainage
  • How to grow them: soil, prepping trays, spreading seeds, monitoring, incubating, and watering
  • Troubleshooting and checking for mold
  • Harvesting, storage, Bokashi composting, and soil management

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Intro to off-grid systems

  • Learn about our Annualized Geo-solar System, and its benefits
  • Solar hot water for shower and hot tub
  • Refrigerating using Earth and differential thermostat
  • Rain water catchment and solar pump to water gardens

Dinner

Sunday 8 a.m.: 45-minute yoga and/or meditation practice, followed by breakfast

10 a.m – 12:30 p.m.: Successful intensive gardening

  • 4-season gardening practices
  • High yields via double cropping
  • Growing great garlic
  • Home made Bokashi and speed composting

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Facility and gardens tour

  • Q & A tour of the farm
  • Emotional intelligence and non-violent communication integration exercise and practice
  • Wrap-up and takeaways

Gardening Workshop at Chuckleberry!

Join us at Chuckleberry Farm Community Farm for an experiential workshop on 4-season gardening, for only $65, on Sunday May 21st 10AM-4PM.

Highlights of the day include:

Building a raised garden bed hoop house
Transplanting successfully
Creating nutrient dense soil
4-season successive crop planning
Interactive garden tour with passionate-about-agriculture Chuckleberrians
Organic lunch

We look forward to being an inspiration on your path to create food security right in your own backyard!
RSVP here: http://chuckleberrycommunity.ca/event/4-season-gardening-workshop/

 

   

Spring Microgreen Special

We are pleased to be partnering with Kootenay Co-op for one week, starting March 24th, for a fabulous Spring Microgreen Special!  Our delicious and nutritious Sunflower, Pea and Daikon shoots will be on special for just $1.99!

The nutritional benefits of fresh microgreens are today commonly known as an unrivaled, nutritious Superfood.  Chuckleberry Community Farm believes in knowing where our food comes from!   All Chuckleberry products are locally produced, chemical free and non-GMO, gluten-free, peanut-free, nut & seed-free and vegan.  Our shoots are live, enzyme and chlorophyll rich, easily digested and enjoyed by young and old alike.

·  Chuckleberry Microgreens are enjoyed right out of the bag, in a child’s lunch box, as a tasty and healthy snack.

·  Sensational in a sandwich for a sweet, tender and delicious crunch.

·  Perfect in salads and any other veggie or savory dish.

·  Blend shoots into Smoothies to optimize flavour, colour, texture and nutritional benefits.

♥ How do you enjoy our Microgreens?  We would love to hear from you and add your recipes to our page!!

We put a lot of heart into what we grow and nature does an outstanding job with the rest!

 

Sunflower Sprout Smoothie
1 banana
1 apple, cored and rough chopped
1 bag sunflower shoots
1 cup baby spinach
1 tablespoon hemp or chia seeds (optional)
1/2 lemon, juiced

1. Combine ingredients in a high-powered blender with cold water and blend until smooth. Can store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.