In spite of the cold weather, the April gardening courses offered by the Penticton Urban Agriculture Association were well attended. Interested gardeners came from as far away as Summerland and Osoyoos to learn basic skills and new techniques. Instructors learned, too, as everyone shared their experiences with growing food crops.
In May, the courses continue. On May 25, well-known landscape designer and gardener Eva Durance will “Reach for the Sky!” building trellises, bean teepees and other ways to grow plants vertically and conserve space.
For details, interested readers can check out the association’s website, www.puaa.wordpress.com, go to Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.