Calendar: Seeds and Charities

3 03 2011

Last weeks winter wonderland sure did surprise. But never fear, shake of winter’s last hurrah with this weeks events.

Website Makeovers – George Plumley, web designer and author of 100 Questions to Ask before Building a Website will help your site shine. Registration required. THURSDAY 2-3:30pm at the GVPL, Central Saanich Branch (3110 Tillicum). Free. 250-477-9030.

Relaxation Workshop – Learn how to destress with Julia James, CPCC, PCC, MSC, Certified Life Coach and author of The Mini-Retreat Solution. Regristration required. THURSDAY 7-8:30pm at the GVPL, Esquimalt Branch (1231 Esquimalt). Free. 250-414-7198.

Seed Starting workshop – Learn how to start your own seeds. Several varieties of heritage tomatoes, salad greens and edible flowers will be planted for participants to take home. Registration required. THURSDAY 7-9pm at SJ Willis (923 Topaz). $25. 250-383-5800,

The Next Generation – Conference and AGM. Topics include alternative crops, apprenticships, research findings, land-access models, slow money and sustainable agriculture, on-farm energy and distrobution systems. FRIDAY-SUNDAY at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). $99 per day. 250-385-7974.

Urbanite– Enjoy the sophisticated future club sounds and custom visuals by sub|division’s DJs Eames and Longshanks, cocktails and beverages by Canoe Brewpub, screening of stop motion film “Wurld” by scavenger artists Emi Honda and Jorda, art corsage and boutonniere making with local artist Scott Evans and Curator’s tour with Nicole Stanbridge. FRIDAY 8-11pm at the AGGV (1040 Moss). $11-$13. 250-384-4171.

Orchid Show and Sale – See what the Victoria Orchid Society has propegated. SATURDAY 9am-5pm & SUNDAY 10am-3pm at the Student Union Building (UVic). $7/$6 students and seniors.

Canadian Boat to Gaza – Fundraiser dinner followed by Ramzy Baroud presenting People Power: What the World Can Learn from the Palestinians. Registration required. SATURDAY 5pm at St. Luke’s Church Hall (3821 Cedar Hill X). $20/$15 unwaged. 250-721-2303.

Rock & Roll for Little Souls – Join the Saanich Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation for an evening of live music, refreshments, and a silent auction in support of pediatric care at Victoria General Hospital. Proceeds also support BC Guide Dog Services. SATURDAY 7pm at Pearkes Rec Centre (3100 Tillicum). $20. 250-514-7667.

Good Soup For Good Food – The talented chefs of Camosun’s Culinary Arts program are donating their expertise to create delicious gourmet soups. Proceeds support the Good Food Box program. SUNDAY 11am-2pm at the Rootcellar Green Grocer (1286 McKenzie). $5 per bowl. 250-893-7635.

Start your growing season off right by winning a springtime fresh copy of Carolyn Herriot’s The Zero mile Diet: A Year-round Guide To Growing Organic Food. Email (SUBJECT: ZERO MILE) for your chance to win!



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