AGRIVA: Re-think your gardening! April 11, 2018

Immediate Release
April 11th, 2018

Hearst, On — The popular local Hearst Gardening Series continues on Monday, April 30th, with “Re-think your gardening: The Hay Bale Method!” The workshop, presented by the Porcupine Health Unit, the Hearst Economic Development and Agriva Group, will be held at the Inovo Centre, 523 Highway 11 East, and starts at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

“Mario Carrière is a well-known speaker in the Gardening Series. He will be demonstrating how to garden using hay bales. Mr. Carrière has been experimenting with the technique for some time now and is very enthusiastic about the yields he is getting. He is ready to share some of his lessons learned while doing so.” says Mrs. Julie Roy, coordinator of Agriva Group. She adds: “We had a packed room for the second workshop on raising goats, goat’s milk and the cheese factory La Kapuskoise. The interest in the series is overwhelming.” “Learning about new ways to grow food in the North is a great way to enhance food security. Cost of food is the most common complaint of Northerners in regards to food challenges. Hay bale gardening is just another way to do container gardening. It can be a low cost option to creating a raised bed. It is perfect for those with little space. No digging involved and easy to manage for those who have little gardening experience,” states Mrs. Joëlle Zorzetto, public health dietitian with the Porcupine Health Unit.

The workshop will be held in French with the opportunity to ask questions in either French or in English. Mrs. Roy, development officer for Hearst Economic Development shares, “What an inspiration to see local producers sharing local discoveries and successes. We hope it will inspire others to try! ˮ
The other workshops in the gardening series will be held throughout 2018.

Hearst Economic Development is the mandatory body of local economic development for the Town of Hearst. Its mission is to facilitate the growth of local businesses, to offer support to individual and collective entrepreneurship and too actively promote the Town of Hearst attractiveness in order to entice new businesses.

For more information or to register:
Julie Roy, Development officer
Hearst Economic Development
Tel: 705 372-2839