Food security films kick off community garden workshops

The Ladysmith Community Gardens Society and Town of Ladysmith are presenting a series of free workshops, starting Feb. 7.

“Nobody can do everything, but we all can do something.”

That will be Cowichan Valley film producer Nick Versteeg’s key message when he makes his first visit to Ladysmith during the first in a series of free community garden workshops presented by the Ladysmith Community Gardens Society and the Town of Ladysmith.

The free workshops will run Tuesdays from Feb. 7 to March 20 at 7 p.m. at the lower level of the Frank Jameson Community Centre.

The series kicks off next week with a workshop about Food Security. Versteeg will show segments from his two documentaries, Food Security: It’s in Your Hands and Island on the Edge. After the viewing, there will be discussion about local food issues and farming on Vancouver Island.

To pre-register, call 250-245-6424.

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