Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections hosts harvest event

Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections (LTNC) is hosting an informal harvest event Monday.

Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections (LTNC) is hosting an informal harvest event Oct. 29.

This will be an evening of discussion on food security in the Comox Valley, as well as visioning and next steps for the Lake Trail School Community Garden. LTNC wants ideas and input as to how this project can continue to flourish and be used by community members/partners.

The event will start with food prepared with a few items harvested from the garden this fall. Guest speaker Arzeena Hamir will thern speak about the Power of Community Gardens.

She is a professional agrologist who specializes in organic food production. She worked abroad as a CUSO volunteer in Thailand and as a researcher in Jamaica, India, and Bangladesh.

She sits on the board of the BC Food Systems Network and runs Amara Farm, a 25-acre farm in Courtenay.

Discussions about the Lake Trail School Community Garden and food security in the Comox Valley will follow.

The harvest event will take place in Lake Trail School’s library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, contact Angela Konkin at laketrailvision@gmail.com or Catherine Turner at laketrailgarden@gmail.com. They can also be reached via phone at 250-334-3168.

— Lake Trail Neighbourhood Connections

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