Posted  30 Aug, 2017 
In: Events

Event Date:  Sep 30, 2017

ReThink Red Deer invites you to join us for this special pop-up version of Garden City Market and their 10th Anniversary Fall Harvest Supper!

For the last four years, ReThink Red Deer has been sourcing and growing over 40 varieties of organic BC garlic. They are planning to make the best varieties for our climate available as seed garlic to local growers in support of their Community Seed Bank through the “Guardians of the Garlic Seed” initiative.

This event will feature local garlic growers and many familiar farmers market vendors selling their wares and fall harvest produce.

Cost: Free from 11 am – 4 pm

Workshop Times: 10 am – 5 pm

Confirmed Vendors:

  • Steel Pony Farm
  • Earth Works Farm
  • Country Thyme Farm
  • Top Peg Timber Frame Construction and The Timber Framers’ Guild
  • The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary
  • CCBee’s Natural Products
  • more to come…!

Want to be a Vendor? Vendor application deadline September 25th. Click here to view vendor registration details.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS REBUILDING THE PIPER CREEK BARN AS A TIMBER FRAME STRUCTURE! The barn is a historic part of the community garden and is being removed for safety reasons by The City of Red Deer. As part of the ongoing Piper Creek Restoration Agriculture Project on site, we would like to rebuild the barn and include rainwater and solar energy harvesting technologies with a potential greenhouse to support the community gardeners and restoration work.

They also plan to offer a hands-on workbee throughout the day ($10 contribution per person) to help build a his and hers timber frame outhouse – aka, a “spiffy biffy”…!

Built to last, historic timber framed buildings of long gone centuries can still be seen and used today. Before the industrial revolution, timber framing was one of the major building models in North America. In India, timber frame construction dates back to 200 B.C. where teak timbers were shaped and connected with simple joinery and bamboo pegs. Many other cultures worldwide also capitalized on this building method. Ancient stone temples, such as Stonehenge, employed joinery details similar to today’s timber framing wood structures.

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